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Why Do I Dream About My Ex - Reasons Why You Keep Dreaming Of Your Ex

Sleep is the best for most people, in part because it gives us a chance to rest and dream. But sometimes dreams can cause a lot of stress, especially if you dream about someone you'd rather not think about. The next thing you know, your ex is standing in front of you.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Nov 06, 2022101 Shares1.3K Views
Sleep is the best for most people, in part because it gives us a chance to rest and dream.
But sometimes dreams can cause a lot of stress, especially if you dream about someone you'd rather not think about.
The next thing you know, your ex is standing in front of you.
Then you start to wonder, "Why do I dream about my ex?"
It doesn't always mean that you're thinking about getting back together.
Here are a few common reasons why you might be dreaming about your ex and how to deal with each one.

You're Heartbroken Over The Relationship

Even if a relationship ends for the best, we still have to grieve the person and relationship. During sleep, our brains analyze the unresolved information from the day. You can even dream about your ex-partner dying, not because you want her to, but because you're mourning the "death" of your relationship.

You Need Closure

We may dream about a former spouse if we're unhappy with how things ended. Breakups rarely happen as planned, regardless of who wants them to. You may regret your words. You may regret your actions. They may have offended you. Before you go for your phone to message your ex for "closure," consider the following: we can reconcile with an ex without talking to them. Dreams can help us reach closure alone.

You Have Not Moved On From Your Ex

My medical experience suggests this is the least likely scenario. If someone hasn't moved on, they usually know it and talk about their ex while awake. Nightmares can also occur when a person is out of touch with their emotions and hasn't moved on from their ex.
If so, you should reflect on your lifegoals. It's important to examine why the relationship ended, what didn't work for both parties, and whether you want it. After a relationship ends, people tend to romanticize it or want to get back with someone they know.

When You Dream About Your Ex - What Does That Mean?

Your Current Relationship Doesn't Fulfill You

It's normal to dislike some aspects of a new romantic relationship. Even if the new love is great. You may miss your ex's emotional or sexual support. If so, the dream may be pointing to an unmet need so you and your current partner can discuss it.

People Also Ask

Does Dreaming About Your Ex Mean They Miss You?

If you dream that someone misses you, it means one of your ex-partners wants to get back together. This individual will try everything to win you back. He or she may return to your life gradually.

How Do You Know Your Ex Is Thinking About You?

If your ex contacts you or tries to talk to you at unusual hours, they may still be thinking about you. Social media use is another key indication. They may like you if they didn't unfriend or block you.

How Can I Interpret Dreams About My Ex?

If you want to decipher your REM sleep messages, keep a dream log. Write down any dream memories as you wake up. If you have nightmares about your ex, you may notice recurring motifs. Write down your dream feelings and how you responded.


It's natural to have dreams about a former partner, even if it's only once in a while for the rest of your life. This does not imply that you still adore them or that you haven't moved on from the relationship in any way, shape, or form.
Dreaming about a former partner could be an indication that you are feeling lonely, that your current relationship needs some work, or that you are going through some inner upheaval.
Dreaming about an exisn't typically cause for concern, but you may want to think about seeing a therapist if you continue to have regular, recurring dreams about them that are upsetting long after the breakup.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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