“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
A 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.
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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