“I dreamt about my Ex!” Dreaming about an ex is a common dream that can happen when you are in a committed relationship, going through a breakup or entering a new relationship. It is important to understand the whole context of the dream before you try and understand the meaning. Usually dreaming of an ex may show that you have unresolved feelings towards that person. Dreams about ex lovers are quite common for people who have gone through difficult breakups and still have feelings towards them.
Why Do I Keep Dreaming About my Ex?
More times than not, dreaming about an ex (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife) does not signify that you are still interested in them. Often your mind will be revisiting the period of time in your life when you were with this individual. If you are dreaming about being in your twenties and married for the first time, your mind is recreating that happy experience and memory that you had in those years.
People who are often going through stressful times in their lives will often dream of a period of time when life was “more simple.” Sometimes that period of time will be represented with an ex. When you are in an unsatisfying relationship, your subconscious will sometimes revisit a happier period of your life in a dream.
“Just because you dream about an ex does not necessarily mean you are still in love with them”
This is often the case when you have a dream of your first love. Usually these dreams will bring you back to a place in time when the responsibilities of adulthood didn’t interfere with your freedom. This dream might be telling you to recapture some of the lost vitality of your youth that was once present in your relationships.
Sometimes seeing an ex in a dream represents the return of a bad habit or bad problem. You might have been in a physically or mentally abusive relationship before. It is important to try and work out these feelings that you may have towards your ex in order to have a healthy relationship in the future.
Leaving a Relationship
If you have recently gone through a breakup with your ex there is a good chance that they will visit you in your dreams. Dreaming about your ex after you have broken up does not mean you are meant to be together. Usually it means your subconscious is trying to clean up some of the past issues you might have had. Commonly dreaming about and ex means that you have some unresolved issues with your former lover. If they are constantly in your mind and in your thoughts throughout your waking state, chances are you will have dreams about them at night.
Entering a Relationship
If you just start dating someone new then there is a good chance that you might have dreams about your old partner. Dreams about an ex signify that your psyche is trying to figure out the positives and negatives of your new partner in contrast with your old partner. If you have these dreams while entering a new relationship it is important to look inside the dream and try and find out what the dream means.
Dreaming about an Ex while in a Relationship
Dreaming about an ex while you are dating someone new is a common dream that occurs. There are a few situations that will usually cause these dreams to happen.
- You are in a healthy and fulfilling relationship and you start having dreams about your ex. – These dreams will often leave us feeling guilty because we feel like we are cheating on our partner. Usually these dreams are the subconscious way of clearing out some old baggage or issues that you might have with your previous relationship. Think of it as a natural way of healing your mind from old wounds.
- The second situation where you might start dreaming of an ex is when you are in a relationship that you are unhappy with. People who end up marrying someone they aren’t in love with or fall out of love with will often have dreams about their exes. Dreaming of an ex when you are in an unhappy relationship or marriage is your minds way of telling you that it might be time to move on.
- The third time you will often dream of an ex is when you are entering a new relationship and your ex is still fresh in your mind. Your mind is often trying to contrast the two partners and identify some of the qualities that you wish to avoid or have in your new partner.
Does Dreaming about an Ex meaning I’m Still in Love with Him/Her?
Just because you dream about an ex does not necessarily mean you are still in love with them. It can mean you are still in love, but more analysis must be made before you can make that determination. Analyze specific details about the dream like what happened around you and how did the dream end. Certain specifics in the dream can give you clues if you still have feelings for this person. Most dreams end up being more symbolic in their meaning and not literal. Often dreams about an ex are directed at healing whatever damage was done to make you exes in the first place.
For dreams about cheating see the Cheating dream symbol.
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