I still have dreams about my ex, sometimes they're good and sometimes they're bad. What does that mean?
Last Updated: 05/19/2021 at 4:53pm
Amelia Winsby, PsyD
I often work with clients who experience a wide range of emotions and difficulties. I am non-judgmental and enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life.
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If you are still have dreams about your ex whether they be good or bad, that means that you still have mixed emotions about them and don't know how to feel about them.
It can mean a lot of things, it isn't the same for everyone. It can mean you miss him, you are worried about your situation, or it can mean absolutely nothing, don't worry too much about it :)
Some dreams have meanings and some dreams don't. I have heard that people dream about others when they think about them heavily.
Relationships tend to have long term effects on our lives. Its very important to understand even if the individual is not a part of our life anymore, feelings about him do exist in our subconscious mind and they reflect in form of dreams. Even if he is your ex this thoughts might be still inside you that are coming out
I view dreams as a good source of information about feelings and emotions at a deep, non-verbal level. "Dream analysis" is a mostly discredited form of early psychoanalysis that relied heavily on semiotics theory to make arbitrary assumptions and universal interpretations of what dreams mean. The best dream analysis is not someone else's, but your own. Like most information with emotional content, I think it is possible for dreams to mean not one thing or another, but there are many possible interpretations based on the context of what you went through with your girlfriend and how you feel about her now. Either way, your dreams may be trying to tell you something. Listen to them, and interpret them in the most meaningful way for you.
The meaning of your dreams can be a number of things. Maybe you miss them, maybe you wonder how they're doing, or maybe you didn't get the closure you wanted/needed. Regardless of your situation, dreams are caused by what's going on in your subconscious mind which is leading to these dreams you are having. Unfortunately, we cannot control our dreams.
It doesn't mean anything strongly.. I just mean you still think of him. Do you think of him before bed? Sometimes this is the cause why. People tend to dream about the last thing they think of. Other than that, dreams are dreams. Not reality. People can come and go in these dreams.
Usually when people have reoccurring thoughts or dreams about an ex, it usually means that they have some regret about the relationship ending. The good dreams remind you of how good the relationship was but the bad dreams remind you of why the relationship may not have worked. I always stick by this motto: "Ex's are ex's for a reason". Try hard at a relationship and if it ends, at least you can say it tried but always remember why your broke up in the first place.
Having dreams about a person we were close to or are close to is normal. While we sleep our brain is processing and organizing a lot of information. Missing someone, unresolved feelings of grief, etc. can show up in dreams. If you're not thinking about them during the day, your subconscious can still think about them, hence they show up in your dreams, be it as a reminder of the good times, maybe a wish to have the back or a reminder of what went wrong.
You miss them, but this normally happens after a break up.. just ignore it. unless you miss them a lot..
if I am thinking about the good things we had, I have good dreams about him, when I think about the bad things, I have bad dreams about him
Well, I can know excatly why, but I think the reason why we dream what we dream comes from the most deeps of wishes. Maybe you need to sit, think and analize what you're felling for this person and why...
I believe this means you could possibly have underlying feelings for your ex partner. Maybe romantically, maybe resentfully. I think it is important to address these lingering emotions, whether they be positive or negative, as I strongly believe that this will assist you in progressing forward.
Dreaming about your ex can mean multiple things. For example, you can be dreaming about your ex because you had a very deep connection with this person, it was someone who meant a lot to you and you most likely still care about them. Dreaming about your ex does in no way mean that you are still in love with them (that is also a possibility), but that you have been. If you are experiencing mixed dreams (good and bad), it might mean that you are moving on, because one part of your brain misses the person you were with, while the other might be happy that you are no longer together. Personally when I have ended a relationship I usually miss being in a relationship more than the person, which is when I know we should not be together. In other words, dreaming about them can mean a lot of things, but overall you shouldn't worry too much about it.
Dreams are dreams. I, too, had the same thing happening to me. I wouldn't worry about it, just your mind helping you move on and most of the time dreams are just harmless things we dream about in bed.
It means you're missing that person or what routine you used to have. Just because that person isn't in your life anymore it doesn't mean your thoughts of them go away. Our daily grind is usually reflected in our dreams.
love remains forever in our hearts and souls. He was a true love who made you feel different. He cause different emotions and feelings bubble up inside u maybe its just those emotions coming back.
it can mean many things but it does seem to mean you and your ex meant a lot in each others life it reflects your relationship in a way one bad thing might be the fact their your ex plus if you want them to stop getting that out might help
It means that you have not moved forward in your life completely, if there is some unresolved business you need to address this with yourself or your ex for closeure.
It means you unconsciously still think of him/her. But please remember that just because a person is on your mind or you can't let them go, doesn't necessarily mean they're good for you. There's a reason they're ex right? It all depends on you what decision you take. learn from the past yet know what is important and must be done. Take care, my best wishes.
It isn't necessarily a good thing nor a bad thing, nor does it mean you miss that particular person. I think it is just your subconscious telling you that you may miss those memories with that person, or something particularly good about your past lover is missing in your present lover.
Your mind is trying to get one them. You're not sure how you feel about them and things keep replaying in your head. Distract yourself. You're strong. You're surviving without your ex. Thinking you need them in your life is something you led yourself to believe. The feeling they gave you when they were there was like none other you have ever felt before. That's why it was so special. But it's all just a mental mind game. You fell for them, they fell for you. As soon as their feelings change, maybe yours didn't. But that doesn't change who you are. You're still strong and independent. Nothing but you can change that.
I have had similar dreams...it more or less means that while you broke up for a reason, you still think of them fondly from time to time. Or something during the day sparked a memory sub consciencely (sic)
In someway you still think about him now and then the memories you guys had. You guys went through good and bad scenarios so your dreams are coming out either good or bad.
this means you're a human being and that you dream about people and things that youve met in life or have had an kind of influence on you at some point. congratulations! you're normal! :)
It means that either your relationship does not have closure, or you are simply nostalgic. Maybe a bit of both.
Dreams can mean a lot. Sometimes they mean nothing. Most people say that if you're dreaming about your ex it could mean a number of things such as they could be thinking/dreaming about you as well. There's no way to tell if it coming from something good or bad. More than likely it could be that he/she was the last person/thing that you were thinking about before you fell asleep. Who Knows?
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Dreams are all about what's going on in our subconsciousness. If you are thinking about someone a lot there is a very big chance they are going to appear in your dream. It doesn't really mean anything more than that but may have a huge effect on your well being. I was once going through a very bad breakup and was doing all I can to get better but those dreams were making it a lot harder for me. I eventually got rid of a problem by lucid dreaming, because I had a lot of experience with it. But I definitely wouldn't recommend it to someone who's new to this.
It means you have some conflicted feelings about your ex, and possibly that some parts of your brain haven't quite caught up to the fact that you two are broken up. It's totally normal.
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