Relationships Dream Meanings and Interpretations


“I had the strangest dream about my boyfriend!” We can learn a lot about our relationships from our dreams. The joys and frustrations of our everyday lives are reflected in our dreams, which is the time when our subconscious mind works through the events we have experienced during the day. If you find yourself dreaming about a relationship, this indicates that that relationship is occupying a large amount of your waking conscious activity and that you are dwelling on it in your thoughts.

The things you dream about the relationship are, of course, significant as well. If you dream of fights and conflicts, this indicates problems you are having in the relationship and the need to find positive ways of resolving your conflicts. If you dream of happiness, on the other hand, this is an auspicious sign about the beneficial direction this relationship is taking.

There are also some common relationship themes that many people dream about. These dreams can involve a number of emotional elements from your present and past relationships that can cause a lot of anxiety when you wake up. Relationship dreams can be quite vivid because both parties usually have a deep emotional connection.

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Dreams about an Ex

dreams about relationshipsA common relationship dream that many dreamers have are dreams about an ex-partner or lover. Dreams about an ex usually signify that there are qualities in that person that missing in your current partner or love life. You might miss the way they treated you or they might have been extremely loving with your kids. These dreams don’t necessarily mean that you are still in love with your ex so don’t be alarmed just yet.

You might also have a dream about your current boyfriend or girlfriend

Dreaming of Insecurities in a Relationship

Sometimes our dreams can tell us a lot more than we care to admit. Here is a description of Jennifer’s last relationship dream:

Jennifer’s Dream: “I had a dream that I was drowning in a pool as my boyfriend stood there and watch. Even as I screamed for help he stood there and didn’t even attempt to try and save me. I thought my relationship with him was great, but this dream makes me nervous about the future.”

If you are to analyze this particular dream it is apparent that Jennifer’s current boyfriend makes her feel insecure. The dream shows there is a lot of trust issues in the relationship and maybe her subconscious mind can detect signals that her waking mind refuses to see. Dreams like this show a number of underlying problems that might be present in a relationship that isn’t obvious at the surface. These are often warning signs you will have before a relationship completely falls apart.

Violation of Personal Space

Another common relationship dream that many dreamers have is a violation of personal space. It could be that your boyfriend is standing too close to you in a dream and you feel uncomfortable. You could also have a dream that you are sitting in a room and someone you don’t know walks into the room. This can represent having your personal space being violated. If you dreamed that your boyfriend was staring at you closely with a magnifying glass it could mean that he isn’t giving you any space or privacy in your relationship. These are often warning signs of trouble ahead.

Betrayal of Trust

The betrayal of trust is one of the most common dreams that occur when people are in a relationship. You might have a dream that your partner is cheating on you with his secretary at work or he is flirting with other women in front of your face. These dreams show underlying insecurity in the relationship and a lack of trust between the two parties. If you are having these dreams you have to ask yourself why is there a lack of trust and what can you do to improve your trust.

Cheating dreams are quite common among people in relationships

Dreaming about a relationship is something that everyone has experienced in their life. Because relationships can have such a lasting impact on us, it is not surprising that our current and past relationships will come back to visit us in a dream. So don’t be alarmed the next time you see an ex-boyfriend shows up in your dream, try and understand what your unconscious mind is trying to communicate to your conscious.

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About Author

Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I am in a relationship but the other night i had a dream I was in a happy relationship with another guy. The night after I had a dream with my boyfriend but the dream felt cold almost.

  2. what does it mean if i had a dream about how this girl i loved for a while turned really dead looking like a zombie and the whole dream she was trying to find me and talk to me and one of the times she almost got me but my friend came and pulled me away after she found me the next day and was like “i thought u loved me for ever and ever” then i said idk anymore and then the dream ended.

  3. I had a dream about my ex boyfriend girlfriend (which was his previous before me) that she was manipulating my family and friends trying to turn them against me and cause conflict.. it ended with my ex brea ki ng up with her and me and my ex getting back together. Felt so real in the dream and part of me wants it to be real but when we broke up there wasn’t closure and he treated me badly at the time of break up. So why am i dreaming about my exes girlfriend?? and why do i still have dreams about my ex??

  4. I had a dream that my girlfriend loved me but loved others to like in a way she was like dating them. And she did want anything to do with me. What does that mean?

  5. I had a dream last night and I was sitting on my dads bed face to face with him having a staring contest and when I tried to look away he snapped and I jumped back to looking into his pupils but then he stood up and said u feel that u dumb motherfucker I’m not scared or nothing I’m just wondering what it means. If anybody has a suggestion It would be greatly appreciated.

  6. I had a dream about my husband. The dream started off with me standing at the front door and him walking up to me saying to get out. I ask him why? What did I do? He said he met someone else and he really likes her. Of course I start crying, saying what do you want me to do. You know I don’t have a job, I don’t have a house, I’m gonna lose everything. Next thing I know my mother is standing behind me consoling me saying it’s going to be ok as he just stands their emotionless. I am still pleading with him that I have to start over and I don’t want to start over that I love our life, what did I do wrong? Then I woke up. I woke up and fell asleep 3 times and each time was the same dream. It was hard for me to go back to sleep after the 2nd time thinking I was going back to that dream 🙁

  7. Lisa ramirez on

    i had a dream of my husband with a girl and she left him does he still love me and want to come back to me why am I having dreams about him

  8. Estefani Esqueda on

    I’ve been having these dreams very often about an ex boyfriend that I was with for a long time but when We broke up it took a big chunk out of me. Can’t seem to be in a relationship without him appearing.
    My dreams often have been about me trying to get with him in my dreams and then he would either text it to me and tell me in person very very mean that there would never be a chance again and wouldn’t want to be with me and one time where he told me he was talking to someone and was rubbing it in my face.
    I feel that it means that I should just stay away from him and not even try but it is weird because him and I don’t talk at all. If I see him in person it’s a “hey” or “how are you” and that’s it other than that there is no communication between us. I just would like to know what exactly that means.

  9. I have two dreams that my boyfriend had two girlfriends it was me and another girl. It was like we where competing for him and it was normal. but then I started to get jealous and sad really sad and I wonder “why is he doing?” this or “should I leave him?” but I couldn’t leave him. I just didn’t know what to do. in the dream he would be hanging out with both of us and go and kiss her then come and kiss me its really the worst feeling ever . He would tell me in the dream that he doesn’t know he wants.

  10. Hi! I dreamed that i received an invitation from my boyfriend to attend a social gathering. It was a fun party. My boyfriend sent me an invitation via email with a picture of mangoes. Can someone interpret this for me?

  11. Me and my fiance have been together for one year not a very long time but Im crazy about him. He has cheated on me once in a physical matter which lasted for months and finally stopped. Then he was going behind my back sending nude photos to a woman twice his age. I was devasted and I still am I don’t know why I always forgive him. But anyways each time before I uncovered all of these affairs of his I would have bad dreams every night for two weeks about him cheating on me. It has started again my bad dreams have been happening all week each time he cheats on me in a different way. Last nights dream he had been drinking and we were at some sort of party and I caught him leaving with a woman that looked like a prostitue one after another. And each time I would follow him and catch him cheating and I would beat the women up and then we’d be fine again until minutes later he’d sneak off to another one one by one the same thing happened I beat the girls up and they were gone. But the last girl was different I walk in on him having sex with her and she’s wearing a ring. His head turns around to see me and he doesn’t feel sorry anymore. I scream at her who are you? And she says his fiance. I tell her that’s impossible I’ve been engaged to him for a year. She tells me that he loves her not me and he agrees and tells him that its over and that he never loved me and tells me to go away. They kiss and I fade into the darkness of my dream and wake up. Can someone please help me interpret this dream ?

  12. Been in a relationship for 5yrs and i been the loyal, trusted one never thought about another guy. Then come to find out my love was doing the most in i kept finding out things here and there. So i finally gave up on a “us” and he have me looking like a fool!. So I had started this new job (handsome heaven lol) I’m always dreaming about this guy from work, he just always on my mind and I can’t shake it….As my son father sleeps next to me,I dream that he was still cool with a girl I don’t like, Just off how she is with everyone else man (a hoe try to be cool with they girl) so we was in a new house and she was there because he wanted to use her car when we had 2 cars and his bike. I start figthing, yelling at him and the girl.. What does this mean?

  13. This is the 3rd night i am having this dream and my last one is a little mixed.

    My 1st dream is about me seeing my girlfriend and she keeps on whining about that should meet this guy and it’s like she wants md to be on my best behaviour and gets angry when i tell her to relax. 1 day in my reality i told her about it and she said the only person she expects me to meet and be myself around is her best guy friend…okay…note to self made.

    My 2nd dream is that i saw her walking with 1 of her ex’s but when i confront her, she tells me i don’t have to worry because he just asked her to do something with him. Then she went to sit down next to a bush and i kind of had to urinate and i did but her butt got wet of it and i zipped up my pants quicjkly and appoligsed and gave her a rose and she kept smiling at me while i was walking away. Weird dream but she wasn’t cheating on me in the dream.

    My 3rd dream was just now. I have get together at my house but everyone is uninvited expect for my girlfriend. She met my brother whom in real life i don’t trust. Then the dream changed and i see the guy from the show Guy’s Big Bite (i love to watch his shows) standing at a mechanic having a argument about his car. Then it changed again back to the party but i cant find anyone at the party. Not even my girl. Then i started getting worried and stressed out and then the dream changes where i saw Guy again in my neighbourhood and i wanted to take a pic with him but i forgot my phone at home so run back to get it and i saw my deceased mother and she just came home from work but i grab my phone and run back and when i saw him he couldn’t take any pictures because of his agents and security staff being very arrogant. Then my dream changes back to where i see my god child but he is being very backchatty. So warned him that i will give him a spank if he keeps on with this bad attitude and so he did go on and i spank him. Dream changes again and i see a different girl with my brother looking almost like my girl walking back to the house from the car and just as she wanted to hold his hand i woke up.

  14. My relationship is weird but, I had this dream where, well, several. In my dreams my relationship is better, than in real life. Why is that?
    What does it mean? It’s not the first time 🙁

  15. I’ve been having a lot of weird (yet happy) dreams lately and I just woke up from one. I was in a swimming competition and he was at the other end of the pool. An attractive stranger who was looking at me. I have a necklace that I never take off and ended up finding it mid-race at the bottom of the pool. For some reason the man who was across the pool from me had taken it off and put it there (a magic trick). When I got up I asked him how he did it and he said he’d tell me on a date. I was seeing the from the perspective of my older sister and I could see myself smiling as he walked away. What does this mean?

  16. I had two dreams last night, and another a couple nights ago and two a couple nights ago. The first two were me being in relationship, but the guys were famous guys from a tv show I watch.
    The second two dreams i had were about getting into a relationship, but I didn’t recognised the guys at all. The first one was about me and a guy and someone was going around destroying things, like valuable painting and sculptures. The second one, we were walking around a store looking at clothes and stuff. What does this mean ?

  17. I had 2 dreams about my lover. Each dream he leaves after we talk and I can’t find him. The 1st one i was walking along a trail and water was on one side. I turn around to go back and i saw him. I hollard at him to wait and he said he had to go into a building around the corner. Later my uncle in this dream saw him at the store and told him.where i was at. he met me. This home was near water also. He came in and i intoduced him. He was on his phone texting while i intoduced him to my family. He went and sat in car texting and my uncle knocked on his window and told him it was ok no one could hear his conversation. 2nd dream we were trying to get a hotel room. I told him he could get a better rate by going in. I went across the street and sat on stairs. There was a lady already sitting there and we were talking. He came over to where I was sitting and said the room was to much gave me the number amount and walked away. I got up called his name and he was gone.

  18. I had a dream that this boy I know, Chris, told his friends that he was in love with me. And I heard because I wasn’t standing to far away whilst talking to my friends. Then his friends gave him courage to tell me, and he gave me a red rose. The thing is that before the dream i had feelings for him, but after, when I woke up, I didn’t like him anymore.

  19. Her name is Mia ,she is my ex wife and i dreamed about having the most incredible sex I ever had however that’s the way it was when we made love she still dominates my mind body and soul, I truly believe to this day that she was my soul mate for life.

  20. i was dreaming that i was at a small town to interview to teach and i was supposed to spend a week but i stayed six months. A local girl and i hit it off really quick, but when another grad student came to interview for another job, we became quite attached to one another first thru a love of music and then for a quirky thing we seemed to have between us.
    Our quirky thing had no time in spreading around this little town, and suddenly the first woman i hit it off with became very jealous and mean, trying to dig up all the dirt on the other grad student I had grown to love.
    i had found some dirt on this other woman’s father, who was very important in the small town, and was behind helping the other woman dig up the dirt on my true love. I was about to confront him with my fact and then I woke up right as I said “I know you are a liar because……”
    It was one of the best and worst dreams I have ever had because of the true love I felt for this grad student. I remember all the exciting feelings you have when you are first in love. and all the sadness when i realized we we trying to be driven apart.

  21. I’m a girl and I’m bisexual but I’ve been dating a girl for 6 months now , almost 7 . I’ve been having many dreams with her in it lately . The first one I had was that we went to a fair with my family and she was getting along with them which was strange because They don’t get along and I went to a party without her and was hanging out with people while she say there with my mom & The other one was that I was going to a party but I looked older, with some friends and she was there but i would barely talk to her and stuff .. I wanna know what that means .. If we’re gonna last , so please help , thank you .

  22. Jaime Gonzalez on

    I had a dream where me and my best friend were walking around my school. There was like some kind of party or dance going on in my dream. Whenever we say tuxedo we atomatically get dressed in tuxedos. Anyway my friend went into the bathroom and i was waiting for him and then my crush walks by and i decided to walk with her. I told her i really like you and if she wanted to be my girlfriend. She said yes. Then i woke up. What does this mean because everytime i see her i fall even more in love with her. I’ve had a lot of dreams of her. I even daydream of her. I haven’t talked to her in a long time but when we did we did have some good laughs. What should i do.

  23. Madaline Buschmann on

    My question is: what if you have a dream about a guy that you don’t know but only hears the voice and sees the face? Would that fall under any statements from above?

  24. Last night I had a dream that I met a guy who I was really interested in, but I have a boyfriend (for over two years now) and I ended up leaving my boyfriend for the other guy. Which scares me a little because recently I haven’t been feeling the same towards my boyfriend. Does this mean it’s possibly time to let go of him? I’ve been feeling this way for a couple weeks now but I just don’t know how to react to it.

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