Dreaming of an ex is quite common and even considered very normal but many people wake up feeling quite disturbed about why their ex appeared in their dreams. Dreaming about an ex can have many different reasons and in this article we explore the meanings behind several examples of having an ex appear in your dreams.
The first dream about an ex involves the dream of getting back together. Now many people will assume that dreaming of getting back together with an ex means that deep down they really want to get back together with their ex but it doesn’t actually mean that at all. Instead it means that someone currently in your life is bringing about similar feelings you had in your previous relationship.
These could be good feelings like remembering good times and experiences you had with your ex partner and that you are feeling happiness once again with your current partner. Alternatively the new partner could be bringing up bitter feelings you had and it is a way of your subconscious reminding you to avoid the bad behaviors you have in the previous relationship in order to prevent the same negative things from happening.
If you simply have a dream where you see your ex-husband/ex-wife, in particular; this could be interpreted as you are finding yourself in some sort of situation that you really do not want to be in. It could even mean that you are involved in an experience or another relationship that is making you feel very unhappy. If you happen to dream that you are together as if the relationship never ended it can mean that you repeating the same patterns from your old relationship into your current relationship. Essentially; you are making the same exact mistakes you had before and then reacting the exact same way once again.
If you happen to dream that your ex has gone missing then this could mean that you miss some part of your previous relationship but doesn’t necessarily mean you miss the person. This is a rather healthy dream too because it also suggests you have moved on with your life. Another reason for dreaming an ex is missing is by taking the pun of your ex “missed his/her opportunity” to be happy with you and now it is too late.
Another very healthy dream about the ex is dreaming that he/she has died. Not to suggest that you can kill your ex or that you wish harm to them but that it actually means you feel your ex is dead to you now. It is a metaphor for how you have let go of your past relationship and that you are fully ready to move on and give your love wholeheartedly to another relationship.