Did you dream about your ex? Many people have recurring dreams about their Ex after the relationship has ended. We have put together a complete dream interpretation for all the situations you may have with your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend or ex-wife/husband appearing in your dreams. Use these interpretations as guidelines or gateways to decipher how you truly feel.
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Dream About Ex In General
Just seeing an ex in a dream can mean a lot of things. Aside from the general dream interpretations regarding your ex, your goal is to take careful note of your emotions felt within the dream, the context of the events, and other symbols that you encounter while dreaming. For example, are you and your ex smiling in the dream? Can you recall the situation or context of the dream? You should add up all of the symbols and events. Together they reflect the correct dream interpretation of you dreaming about the ex.
In general, dreaming about your ex represent you bring up some qualities and emotions that you have felt about your past. Simply dreaming about your ex does not necessarily mean you want to reunite and get back together. More often, the dream is about how you evaluate yourself in your current relationship and romantic life.
Dream About Getting Back Together with Ex
Suppose you dream that you want your ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, or divorced ex back together, although it could mean that you miss the person. The dream does not necessarily reflect waking feelings of actually wanting him back. It could also mean that you miss being in a relationship and feeling wanted by someone else.
When the dream depicts the actual togetherness time spent with the ex, it may remind upcoming major changes in your current relationship. Your subconsciousness is telling you to reflect upon the past and try to compare the differences. Consider where you are spending time with the ex, bank, airplane, or at your apartment. Difference circumstances can all derive unique meanings.
The time spent together in the dream with your ex can be simple hugging, massaging, or even kissing, and they generally mean the same thing. It indicates that you need to relax and let go of the distrusts to date again. Your mind is healing itself, trying to remind you of the good times.
Likewise, if the dream is about the ex missing you, wants you back, and calling you “I Love You,” it could represent that you are missing some aspects of the old relationship, but not the person themselves. Perhaps looking at an old photo album triggers your old memories of the ex.
Dream About Ex Marriage Proposal
To dream that you are getting proposed by your ex suggests that you have accepted aspects of that relationship and learned from those past mistakes. You are being made full of past experiences.
However, what you continue responding to the dream can make a difference if you accepted the EX marriage proposal in the dream. It reflects that you are still thinking about the past. The proposal dream itself is warning you to let the past go and stop thinking about the EX boyfriend or girlfriend.
As an extension of that, if you accepted the marriage proposal from the EX in the dream and completely forgot about your current love. It signifies that you are not happy with your current relationship. Your current romantic interest may not be the one for you for the long term.
You may also want to read further into other types of Proposal Dreams.
Dream About Ex with New Partners
Dream About Ex with New Girlfriend/Boyfriend
Take note of your dream feelings when you encounter the ex with the new girlfriend or new boyfriend. The ex might even be getting married for a wedding or engaged with the new person in your dream. Whatever you feel in your dream world reflects that you are truly feeling about your ex-new relationship.
If you are feeling confrontation with the ex and his newly found love, you may not be ready to move forward in life.
However, if you are getting engaged or married yourself and you are having this dream. It reflects your own self. You are ready to get rid of memories and start a new life.
Dream About Meeting Your Ex
Dream About Seeing Your Ex
This section will go over some of the common scenarios where you may see your ex over more peaceful and general scenarios and encounters.
Encountering Ex at Random Locations
Consider the significance of where you met the ex in the dream. They could relate to a part of past life that you wish to have forgotten. For example, the church might relate to the religious faith that your ex believed in. Airport or airplane might suggest that your ex is now living life abroad, which you no longer can be a part of.
An Ex Dream from Much Younger Self (Teen Years) like First Love
At this time, the responsibilities of adulthood did not matter much in terms of romantic encounters. This type of ex-Dream reminds you that you need to capture freedom. Embark spontaneous activities in your current relationship or love life.
Ex Ignoring You in the Dream
The dream tells you to move on with your life. Stop lingering over the thoughts of being with your ex.
Dream About Interacting with Ex
Ex Giving You Advice About Relationship in the Dream
Listen closely to the advice and message given in the dream. The advice may not actually be from the ex. Rather, your subconscious self is telling you not to make the same mistakes that you have made. The ex may be saying sorry and apologizing to you for his mistakes as well. This is a pointer to help you understand what you are looking for.
Ex Cheating in the Dream
Dreams about your ex were cheating or having affairs that may represent your lack of trust and insecurity in the past and even current relationship. You may have suspected your current spouse cheating on you. The dream is solidifying that emotion towards your ex. However, with the dream of placing the ex as the cheater, a part of yourself does not want to believe that your current partner is cheating on you.
Dream About Hooking Up or Sex with Ex
Sex dreams with your ex reflect your reservations about starting a new relationship. However, if you are in a stable relationship when the sex dream with the ex occurs, you may long for some of the more passionate parts with your current partner.
Receiving Gifts and Presents from Ex in the Dream
Getting gifts from an ex-boyfriend within the dream reflects how you long for attention in waking life. Take note of the presents or gifts given by the ex. This offers some valuable clues to the type of attention you are looking for.
Dreaming about Ex Calling You
If the ex is calling or messaging you on the cellphone in the dream, it indicates that he or she thinks about you or pondering about reconnecting with you.
Dream About Ex Attacking You
Dream About Your Ex Attacking You
In this section of the ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-husband/wife dream interpretation, we will list some of the more violent encounters or dream experiences you may have.
Ex Trying to Kill You in the Dream
In this dream, consider the relationship with the ex and what caused it to end. Dreaming about an ex trying to kill you with guns or other weapons typically means that you feel guilty about what you have done in the past. Did you cheat? Or did you fall out of love with the ex, and that you felt bad about it? Was the ex angry when the relationship ended? If the ex-partner is actually physically abusive, the dream may be a reflection of the past.
Being Kidnapped by Your Ex in the Dream
The kidnapping dream signifies that the ex still has an emotional hold on you. You still feel trapped and caged by a past love.
Ex Chasing or Pursuing You in the Dream
The dream tells you that you need to confront the past emotional burdens you may still have over your ex.
Fighting or Arguing with the Ex in the Dream
The dream signifies by pointing out some of the past issues you have had to know how to handle your current situation. If you are still single and not looking for any relationship, the subconscious mind tells you and reminds you of the reasons to stay single.
Ex Actually Hurting or Even Killing You
If the ex was not actually being physically abusive, the dream actions here have symbolic meaning. It may reflect how he has killed a part of your heart and emotions.
Dream About Ex Hurting or Needing Help
Ex Dying or Dead in the Dream
Depending on your current love life, the dreaming of the ex being dead or bleeding to die can reflect opposite things. If you are happy with your current romance, dreaming about the ex died means that you have completely let go of the past. However, if you are unhappy with your current love life, dreaming about your dead ex means you wish to go back to happier times. Death typically symbolizes a complete ending.
Ex Being an Accident in a Dream
If you dream about the ex-boyfriend or girlfriend being in a car accident or being shot, it reflects that you still care about the well-being of the ex. Or if the events have really occurred in the past. It could be your inner fear of speaking up about your current mate.
Ex Being Sick in the Dream
If you dream that your ex is sick with the flu or in a hospital, or if you nurse an ex back to health, it reflects that you are still dealing with the break-up and trying to heal yourself. The “sickness” reflects your own heartbreak.
Dream About Ex Crying
What you feel in the dream is important when you see him or her crying. Did you feel revenge or sadness when you see the boy or girl crying? You could feel happy and proud since the guy is missing you. Or you could want to get back together since you do not want to see him cry.
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Sleepwalking and calling out my ex’s name
My dream was about my ex at a football game which he then told me to go find one of his friends, thats when all of his friends began to follow me into the locker room and thats where the dream ended, but it was extremely stressful being followed by his friends.
i am married with a kid now. life has been super stressful, but through all the ups and down’s my husband and i have grown so much stronger together and separately. that being said, having a dream where we are walking around, like we were back home with our daughter just visiting, was so lovely. but every once in a while, through our laughter, i’d catch the eye of an ex. it kept happening, when we would walk past people and i would see someone just gawking at us, and it was either someone i talked to or an ex. i didn’t pay mind to it, as we were having so much fun. so i guess the part about them crying somewhat answered my question, as they sure didn’t seem too thrilled at my joyous experience.
I had a dream were my ex left his current date because of her nakedness was seen by someone, which he found out from me after she lied about it. He came to me and apologized for all he did to me, i rejected the ring at first but later accepted it.
What does it mean? I’m curious to know
hi, last night i dreamt about my ex-wife leaving the house and packing all but some stuffs , leaving some of her clothes , shoes and slippers . may i know what this may mean as we dont communicate.
I dreamed of lying nude with my 25 year ex. No sec was involved. Just feeling each others skin and rubbing mu face against his. We were of one flesh and totally relaxed and connected. The nearest thing i can say is that it felt like heaveb.
last night i dreamt that i walked past my ex girlfriend at work, she was working on the second floor of an office block, i walked to my car and then out of the blue noticed i needed band-aids so i called her and asked her for one and she gave me some, one of the band aids was placed on the bumper and the other on the windshield and the other at the bottom underneath the car i also told her that i was moving soon to a new country (which i am)