Dreaming about your ex is a very common thing, believe it or not, and everyone has at some point dreamed about their ex. But this does not always signify that deep, down inside you want to get back together with them, or you are still in love with them. Most importantly, it doesn’t also mean that you are unhappy with your current partner.
Your unconscious mind, and the reasons behind the dreams you dream are not always going to be black and white, as the human mind can be quite complicated at times. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it can be an uncomfortable feeling dreaming about your ex constantly, despite the relationship ending a considerable time ago.
Having dreams about your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend can have many reasons and interpretations behind them. So what does dreaming about your ex mean?
8 Reasons You Keep Dreaming About Your Ex
1. You are looking for closure.
One of the most common reasons why you might be dreaming about your ex is because you never got the closure you deserved from them. Breakups are complicated, and they don’t always work out the way you want, do they?
Sometimes you wish you hadn’t said the things you did. Sometimes you wish things didn’t unravel the way they did. And sometimes, you wish you could have done things differently.
But you know what? You don’t need to get in touch with your ex to get the closure that you are consciously or subconsciously looking for. Because sometimes, a simple dream is enough to help you get the closure you are seeking, and work towards finally feeling at peace with your past.
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2. You are still grieving the end of your past relationship.
Even when the breakup is a mutual decision, and was an amicable one, it’s natural to mourn the loss of the person you had loved for so long, and who is not a part of your life anymore. The feelings that you don’t feel, and the things that you don’t think about when you are awake, tend to come back to you when you are asleep.
Sometimes, you might find yourself dreaming about the death of your ex. But don’t worry, this does not mean you want them to die! It simply means you are grieving the ‘death’ of the relationship, and believe it or not, this is one of the healthiest ways of letting someone go for good, and moving on with your life.
3. You might be going through the same problems in your current relationship.
When you have dreams about ex, it might mean this. If you are experiencing communication problems, intimacy issues, or having emotional breakdowns in your current relationship, then your unconscious mind is trying to show you that these same problems have happened before, and it’s happening again.
When you are dreaming about your ex, your mind is trying to tell you to resolve all the issues that are currently plaguing your relationship, before you run out of time. Nobody likes to have a bunch of failed relationships in their life, do they? So, this is your mind’s way of trying to help you solve the problems you are facing.
4. You miss what your ex stood for.
One of the most interesting things about dreams is that even when they have really significant meanings attached to them, they are hardly ever literal. For the most part, your dreams will always be symbolic.
What you see in your dreams are simply manifestations of the several thoughts, situations, and events that your mind stores all throughout the day.
The spiritual meaning of dreaming about your ex might point to the fact that you had a very deep, intimate relationship with them and you might be missing that connection now.
Also, if your ex had good and meaningful qualities that your current partner doesn’t, you might end up seeing your ex in your dreams, because you miss how they were, and what they represented.