What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Ex?

You’re at a party with your friends, and you spot your ex across the room. You begin to walk over to talk, but they turn away from you and stroll out of the room without acknowledging your presence. You watch as they exit the building, realising you’ll never see them again. In the morning, you wake up thinking about your ex and find yourself feeling sad that they left without talking to you. Why do you dream about seeing your ex? And why do those dreams make you feel bad? Here are some ideas on what it could mean when you dream about your ex.

Why Do People Have Dreams About Their Ex?

Research has shown that people can dream about a past love in one of two ways. In some cases, dreams are actually memories that get replayed while you sleep. In other instances, dreams represent your current thoughts and emotions about an ex. For example, you might have a dream where your ex seems to be happily married with kids, and for some reason, it bothers you enough to wake you up.

What if your dreams don’t quite fit into either of these categories?

In that case, they can indicate a new phase in your emotional journey following a breakup.

Many things can trigger you to dream of your former lover. For example, a significant life event or shift in perspective can cause you to dig up the past. It’s important to consider what else might be going on in your life when you have a dream.

Are All the Details Accurate?

Dreams can be vivid and detailed, and sometimes you’ll wake up and still feel like you’re there. But before you take your dream as fact, it’s worth asking yourself: Is all of what I’m dreaming about true? The answer may surprise you. For example, if your ex gave you a dirty look in your dream, that does not mean they feel this way in real life. A careful examination will reveal whether or not an event is accurate —or if it is similar to something that happened but probably happened differently. This technique will help you become more perceptive when examining your dreams.

Often, your dreams are symbolic, so you have to spend some time deciphering them. For example, if you dream of someone who looks like your ex, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is your ex or even a real person. Take everything with a grain of salt until you can analyse what your subconscious was trying to tell you through symbolism and actions in your dream.

What Did You Learn From This Experience?

If you have found yourself dreaming about your ex, then there is a chance that you still have feelings for them. Although it is common to dream about someone important in your life, it can also signify that you still have unresolved issues from the relationship. Either way, use your dreams as a tool to work through these emotions and to finally make a clean break from them if needed. Take time after you awake to see what specific parts of your past relationship come up in your dreams, and write down any new or interesting insights. Do not ignore what comes up during these moments, as they could provide valuable information into how you feel now and where you need help moving forward.

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About the author: Michael Fulmer is a breakup consultant and relationship coach. He publishes the Ex-Communication newsletter to inboxes all over the world. He also runs the Breakup Dojo, where he teaches you how to make the right moves to outwit your ex’s negative feelings. Michael has been repairing breakups since 2011. Working alone, no fancy suits, shooting videos or posting fake smiling photos. You won’t find Michael featured on Youtube (for now…)