Dreams can be either pleasant or disturbing. But the good part is, interpretations of dreams make us aware of the unconscious realm.
You may have asked yourself “Why do I keep dreaming about my ex?” Right?
Usually recurring dreams about an ex are essential reminders that they are still with you unconsciously.
Maybe you have failed to separate yourself from their thoughts and feelings and as such they keep coming back every now and then, beyond your wishes and whims.
Read on to know more about the various likely reasons behind such dreams.
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Why do I keep dreaming about my ex? (33 reasons explained)
Dreams about an ex symbolizes repressed wishes, unresolved conflicts, past memories that were hard to forget, guilt and regrets, and fear of failure in relationships. Sometimes the dream also represents certain broken parts of yourself that need emotional healing.
You may have separated from your ex-partner long ago and are perfectly happy in your present relationship but still they haunt you in dreams.
This is a super common dream theme and you would be surprised to know that most people who dream about their exes experience myriad emotions.
The reason is, your ex-partner is just an old memory (good or bad) that has got buried with time. So their sudden appearance seems to be quite absurd, crazy, and irrelevant.
Many questions may cross your mind at the same time with no definite answers to them. Are you not over with them?
Do you still harbor some secret feelings for your ex-partner? The most obvious answers to all these queries are, when you are dreaming about an ex-partner, it in no way means that you still love them, miss them or wish to rekindle the lost love.
Rather the context of the dream and what the ex represents in your waking life matters the most in analyzing the actual meanings of such a dream.
Symbolically, you may dream about your ex because you had shared a timeline of your life with them. The two of you were connected and intertwined with deep love and emotional attachment.
After the breakup the residues of powerful love and bonding remained in the unconscious; no matter how much you tried to get rid of them.
Here are some examples of what it might mean if you dream about an ex:
1. Unfinished business between the two of you
As previously stated dreams are symbolic interpretations of your unsettled state of existence. It could mean you are looking for some warmth or emotional closeness with someone; maybe your present partner.
You were not happy about how things ended with your ex, there must be some unresolved issues that still hurts you within.
So, you are still not out of the trauma and trying to work out the reasons for the breakup. There may be some repressed wish to do things differently and take a last chance to make it work.
The way the relationship ended with your ex was disturbing and left a deep scar that is difficult to let go.
2. Dissatisfaction with current relationship
Even if you seem to be happy and content in your present relationship, there may be certain things that are lacking in the relationship.
Though this is pretty common as all relationships are different and cannot be compared with one another.
Since, you are dreaming about an ex, it may symbolize that there are unmet needs in your present relationship.
Maybe your current partner is unable to give you that much love, emotional dependency, intimacy, sex that your ex had given you. In this way, dreaming about that old affair is just a symbolic manifestation of your wish fulfillment.
3. Worried about the success of the present relationship
We all want things to work out in the right way. When you dream about an ex; it could be a representation of your suppressed anxieties and worries related to your present relationship.
You are concerned about having a new relationship; maybe you are comparing the two because you are more cautious this time not to make the same mistakes again.
Your subconscious mind is trying to figure out the various issues of the current relationship, how to deal with it so as to ensure better adjustment and success this time.
4. You are mourning in grief
You were not happy to end the relationship. The breakup was heartbreaking and you are unable to come out of it.
So you are mourning the loss and do not know how to overcome it. Maybe you are missing the person in your life and there is some secret wish to get them back in your life.
Dreaming about an ex may just mean your inability to let go of things in a healthy way. You are still trying to hold on to some broken pieces that have fallen apart. It is futile and can never serve a good purpose.
5. A process of emotional healing
Dreams are not literal; they are the medium of wish fulfillment and in most cases hold a symbolic meaning. In the context of certain dreams, thinking about an ex-also means you have forgiven your ex for the mistakes they made.
You want to make peace with them as well as with yourself and thus you have learned to let go of your past hurts and insecurities.
Your feelings are directed towards healing the bruised and wounded parts of yourself’.
You are concerned about whether you could have done things differently to make it work and if not, it is healthy to leave the emotional baggage and move on with your life to prevent these from happening in your future relationships.
6. It is about a part of you being lost in agony and despair
There is a chance that when you dream about an ex, it actually represents a part of ‘you’ which is needy, inadequate and possesses a poor self validation.
It means that you have invested too much into the relationship; perhaps by neglecting your needs and self-interest.
But you have not received what you have wished for. The best way is to take the lessons of your past relationships and make it work positively on your behalf. You will also grow and evolve as an individual.
7. You’re missing a particular timeline
If you are getting dreams about your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend too often, then it may also mean that you are missing a particular time in your life that was easy going, carefree, and happy.
You may not necessarily miss the person you were with but the relaxed lifestyle that you had. Every small moment that gave you immense joy is felt and missed now.
You might also miss how the two of you lived together, small happiness shared, the places both of you visited quite often and many more. These vivid dreams are small pieces of happy relationship memories that you long still today.
8. Missing certain characteristics of your ex
Even though years have passed by, you still miss certain specific traits of your Ex that none other can have. The fact is we all are unique and every one of us have specific qualities that no other person can replace.
When you dream about your ex while you are in a relationship with your present partner it may be a wish fulfillment dream.
Your desire to see the qualities of your ex-partner in your present relationship and since it’s not there, you are probably missing the presence of your ex in your life.
9. You’re scared of being hurt again
Breakups are stressful and can elicit a lot of emotional agonies and suffering. It leaves you shattered and getting over becomes difficult as you carry a fear of being hurt in similar ways. A dream about an ex may indicate similar problems in a new relationship.
There are indications that your present bonding with a new person is also moving towards a problematic path.
It means that you can have similar feelings you felt with your ex-partner in your new relationship as well. The issues and things may turn bitter in due course of time.
You’re in an emotional rollercoaster; scared, confused, and absolutely clueless how to sort out things. Actually, your real life circumstances are getting manifested through dreams.
10. You still have feeling for your ex
Your ex is a person whom you have loved a lot. That person has left an imprint in your mind (both good and bad). All those memories may pop up in your subconscious state, however bizarre it might be.
You may still have a lot of feelings about your ex, maybe you are not aware of it.
There are residues of love and affection still fresh in your mind which you do not wish to let go or have never tried to do so in your wakeful and conscious state of being.
11. A lonely feeling
This is one of the usual causes of dreaming about an ex. When you feel lonely and empty from within, you wish there could be someone to share your deepest desires and wishes with.
There is no one to understand you and your subconscious wants to return to a happy timeline of your life; to relive those moments of love shared with your ex.
Thus, loneliness and solitude, coupled with no support system around can make you think about your ex-partner.
12. Irrelevant fears and anxiousness
In moments of stress, you may need somebody to lean on; but since you suffered a breakup, you will have to deal with all worries on your own.
You are reminded of the sharing of mental space with your ex-partner. There is a heightened sense of uncertainty in waking life leading to poor decision making. Thus, these anxieties are making their way in dreams.
13. Sexual dissatisfaction
If you are sexually dissatisfied with your current partner, it may lead to problems and broken bonds. The dreams about ex can signal this in many of the instances.
If you are unhappy about closure and physical intimacy, your brain will start evaluating the present relationship with the past one. Thus, dreaming about ex can indicate lost charm, inadequacy, and unmet needs in waking life.
14. Emotional dissatisfaction
If you are emotionally dissatisfied and your present partner appears cold and affectless, you may have a longing to revive the old bond and your ex-partner may surface in dreams.
The various anxieties and agonies of waking life with your current partner may appear in dreams as well.
If your present partner is less warm and more arrogant, they may not possess emotional traits that you are looking for. Thus, your needs are not met and are getting relayed through dreams.
15. Present partner cheating on you
If your present partner is abusive, cheats on you, then it indicates distrust, lack of honesty and loyalty in the relationship.
You are not happy in your real life. It may remind you about your ex whom you may consider better now. You may have a secret wish to have them back in your life; as you are missing their integrity, loyalty, and faithfulness.
16. Frequent fights with current partner
Do you feel that you and your present partner are not on good terms at all? You people are fighting more than usual these days. Your current partner is fault-finding all the time that your ex never did.
Do you miss them now, when everything is over? When you are fighting a lot with your present partner, you may feel that your ex was far better than him/her.
Your brain starts its evaluating process and you may think that grass is greener on the other side. This can bring back old memories on the surface and you may start dreaming about an ex.
17. Following ex over social media
If you frequently see your ex-partner in your Facebook feed or Instagram stories, you may start reliving old memories in waking life. This can even pass into the dream state, if too much priority is given.
You are interested to know about their current life status, how do they look now? Or where do they live? And many more.
Paying too much attention and time thinking about and looking up your ex on social media can make you dream weird things about them.
18. Ex-recently contacted you
If your ex-partner recently tried to contact you and get in touch with your current status, you may become mentally disturbed. You are not ready for such a thing and anxiety starts building up. Suddenly, you may feel empty from within.
Many questions may cross your mind regarding their intentions. These can make you emotionally restless and you may start dreaming about them; just out of the blue.
19. Working out again with ex
If you try to work things out between the two of you, you may get dreams about ex. Your subconscious mind is giving you a wakeup call to look into the pros and cons of everything going on in your waking life.
Ask yourself whether this decision is rational and worthy or it is just a matter of emotions. You are taking the decisions emotionally without thinking of the consequences. Won’t it be the same roller coaster ride again?
20. A sudden reminder about your ex
You saw someone in a coffee shop and he/she looked exactly like your ex-partner. This sudden reminder can make you nostalgic and you start walking down memory lane.
You are reminded of those beautiful moments shared together. These can bring back recurring dreams about exes, even if you do not wish to have these dreams.
Sometimes, if you have accepted the breakup and suddenly see your ex with someone else, it may cause jealousy and resentments. You may feel agitated and wish you could get back to them again.
This hidden desire can bring residues of longing in the subconscious mind and you may start seeing them in dreams.
22. Your ex is a mere habit for you
Since you and your ex were in a relationship for a long time, it might be that you people were used to each other. You shared common hobbies, food habits, music, movies and many more such things.
So after a breakup you took time to readjust to a life without him/her. That is why your mind wants to remember those past memories too often.
It usually happens if the breakup is recent and you have not been able to come out of it. Your subconscious mind still feels the loss and shows up too often.
In such a situation, you will have to change your daily lifestyle and remain mentally active so that intrusive thoughts about your ex do not show up in waking hours. Though it is difficult, it is not impossible.
23. Repressed emotions
You may dream about your ex if you have harbored repressed feelings in you. Maybe your partner had initiated the breakup and you never wanted to go for it.
You tried your best to work out things and adjust his way but you failed.
The unmet needs and unfulfilled desire of your unconscious mind pops up in dreams just as a wish fulfillment maneuver. Your repressed emotions have caused deep scars and find their way out through these vivid dreams.
Sometimes you may dream about your ex-partner because you are feeling guilty about some wrongdoing done towards them in waking life. Maybe you had hurt them or been unkind towards their feelings.
Deep down you are feeling heavy and sad. If you always feel like this, the dream tells you to let go of negative feelings, forgive yourself, and move on with your life.
Rumination means to constantly think, ponder, and get tied up in a spiral of negative thoughts that are intrusive, disturbing, and induce anxiety and fear.
If you are constantly thinking about the person in waking life and you have not yet come out of the breakup emotionally, you may have recurring ex dreams.
It’s because your subconscious is processing the negative and racing thoughts and the negative emotions attached with it and starts showing up in dreams.
You will always remain preoccupied with their thoughts and may feel stuck and confined in unhappiness and hopelessness.
26. The resentment and agonies rules your heart
When you harbor a lot of negative feelings in you about your previous relationship, it’s quite obvious that your ex may appear in dreams frequently.
If the past relationship was toxic with a lot of verbal and physical abuse, fights and squabbling then the degree of agony and resentment will be much more. You are broken from within and still feel the pain deep within.
Thus you are resentful towards your ex. Your ex symbolizes a toxic past that left deep cuts and wounds, difficult to be cleansed and healed easily.
If resentments stay in you for a long time, it will rob your inner peace. It makes you anxious in waking life. All these negative emotions find a place in dreams.
If you had a codependent relationship with your ex, they may show up in your dreams quite frequently. This happens because you couldn’t even think of a life without them.
You miss them because you may think that nobody can give you that much emotional closeness and intimate attachment feeling other than them.
This makes it impossible for you to get into new relationships and even if you get hooked to someone in real life, your relationship may show signs of maladjustment pretty soon. You will always compare your present partner with your ex.
Codependent relationships are needy and jealous and thus it causes a lot of emotional problems in waking life. Your present partner may soon understand you and leave you.
The relationship does not have a breathing space and as such nobody wants to be in such a bond.
You will again feel lonely and depressed and your ex may appear in dreams just to tell you to let go of your faulty habits and false perspectives to live a happy and meaningful life.
28. Lack of partner in waking life
If you are still single after a breakup, you may see your ex in dreams. This happens because you are feeling lonely in waking life. The dream doesn’t necessarily mean that you are missing your ex and want to get back with them again.
It just means you want to be with someone who will love you, care for you in reality. You may feel inferior, sad, and anxious because of a lack of a partner in waking life.
The dream about an ex is a wish fulfillment dream. Since you are feeling incomplete and inadequate from within, your ex becomes an emotional image of deep seated passion, intimacy, trust, friendship etc.
29. Fear of major life changes
Sometimes dreams about ex symbolizes your fear of taking on new responsibilities. This happens because of a toxic past and the feelings associated with it.
If your previous relationship was hurtful and the breakup was emotionally overwhelming, you may find it difficult to start a new relationship or look for major changes in life.
You are scared and insecure to embark upon a journey of joy and fulfillment. The dreams symbolize your insecurity, deepest fears, and anxiousness. It gives you deeper insight about commitment in relationships and how to go about it.
30. Unprocessed and unacceptable feelings
Dreaming about an ex can be quite frequent if you have not accepted what had happened between the two of you. If you have unprocessed feelings attached with your ex, they will come back in your memories even if you do not wish to see them.
The residual feelings whether good or bad still haunt you in waking life and the discomfort of these affective states just gets manifested in dreams.
Writing down your dream context in a dream journal often helps to analyze the feelings associated with it. It heals your past wounds from within and makes you feel better.
In some dream themes, you may feel abandoned, angry, lonely, sad, resentful, or misunderstood.
These subconscious feelings are nothing but a replay of the various affective states of your real life scenarios that you may have experienced with your ex.
31. Wish fulfillment
Dreaming about an ex-doesn’t mean you want the same person back in your life now. But it is a wish fulfillment vision that helps you to reconnect with your ex-lover once again, to revisit a happy timeline and some sweet, fond memories that you never wished to part away with.
You want to have the same degree of happiness in your present relationship as well. Thus the dream shows your unconscious wishes and desires that need to be manifested in waking life.
32. Life stressors
Sometimes several life stressors such as job issues, relationship problems, and family maladjustment may cause weird dreaming about an ex.
You may find yourself in a restless state of mind. It means you are missing your carefree and easy going days. Since you are anxious in waking life, you may start missing your ex badly.
You may feel there is no one to share your pain right now and how good it would have been to be with your ex again. But do not freak out…this is not a real life situation, just a dream. Right?
33. A lesson in disguise
When you dream about an ex, it means your subconscious mind is teaching you some life lessons so that you do not repeat the same mistakes in your present relationship.
If the dream reminds you of a toxic past, it means that you need to look for any red flags in your present relationship from time to time.
If your present relationship is showing similar patterns of maladjustment, you need to resolve the issue as early as possible and if it can’t be mended, walk out of it.
The dream reminds you not to fall in a pit of abuse, pain, and suffering again and move on with your life without any guilt or shame. Remember you also deserve what is best.
Why do I dream about my ex years later?
Dreaming about an ex-partner years later is not an uncommon vision at all. Since you have spent a long time together and have shared either good or bad memories, the dream symbolizes your emotional attachment with that timeline of your life.
You may see such a dream even if you are happily married in real life.
This dream scenario doesn’t necessarily mean that you still have feelings for them or you want to have them back in waking life, rather it’s a deep ingrained memory trace that keeps showing up because it left a lasting impact in your ‘psyche’.
You were used to living with that person for a long time, a mere habit that is not easily forgotten. The dream comes back again and again because you couldn’t accept the breakup emotionally.
You have never allowed the past relationship to fade away from the unconscious realm, thus you reflect, ponder, and grieve about your ex years after the relationship is over formally.
Dreaming about your ex years later may make you feel stressful because it induces guilt and shame.
If you are happily married and never think of your ex in waking life, this dream indicates that there is something missing in the present life that you are not aware of consciously.
Maybe your present partner is less loving and caring and you are comparing them with the ex.
You are aching from within and the termination of the relationship has left deep cuts and wounds that were never healed fully. The pain of the breakup caused anguish and you have never overcome it completely.
The separation from your ex appeared as a big loss and even if you’re no longer thinking of them in waking life, they may appear in dreams as a mark of damage and emotional connection that you had with your ex.
Your brain is just latching on to the residual feelings and nothing else.
Why do I keep dreaming about my ex husband?
Sometimes your ex-husband may try to catch up with you in dreams. It happens because your subconscious mind is trying to figure out the reasons for the breakup.
It helps you to revisit past faults of yours’ and your hubby’s, and lets you know whether things would have been chalked out in a different way or the breakup could have been avoided.
If your ex-husband was abusive in the relationship, the dream represents past pains and agonies that were difficult to be processed and left deep-seated agonies within you. You were hurt and scarred forever.
Once you listen to what the dream is trying to tell you, it will be easier for you to move on, otherwise you will remain stuck in antagonism and anguish forever.
Dreaming about your ex-husband is indeed painstaking. If you and your ex-husband had a good relationship but due to certain couple mistakes and disagreements, the relationship came to an end, the dream also means that you are feeling lonely in waking life.
If you are not hooked to anyone in your waking life presently, this dream means you are seeking a companion, a lover with whom you can live your life happily. You do not want to repeat the same mistakes again in your relationships.
The dream can also recur if you are feeling abandoned, isolated, less loved and cared for in waking life. You are missing your happy moments shared with your ex-husband.
Sometimes dreaming about an ex-husband also represents your guilt and remorse. Maybe you are trying to look into the various facets of the relationship, just to know whether the divorce could have been avoided or not.
Usually this type of dream is a trauma dream that signifies that you need to learn from your mistakes and never repeat it again.
The dream reminds you to look for a fresh beginning in life. You are to rebuild your lost self-worth and dignity and move on with your life, however harsh it is.
Why do I keep dreaming about my ex boyfriend?
When you dream about your ex-boyfriend it means a revisit of the past memories that were either good or bad.
The emotions attached to such a dream along with the waking life conditions of the dreamer matter the most in correct interpretation of such a dream.
Your ex-boyfriend is an emotional image in dreams. Negatively, he represents pain, anger, frustration, agony, and deep scars of abuse and maltreatment.
On a positive note, this dream symbolizes passion, lost love, excitement, happiness, and fond memories to be cherished forever.
When you dream about your ex-boyfriend it represents that you are not over them still now. You still harbor hidden feelings for him and are trying to figure out what went wrong in the relationship. Could it be somehow averted?
When you dream about your ex-boyfriend it symbolizes anger because the breakup triggered conflict, disagreements, emotional abuse, and sufferings.
You are still holding onto some past hurts and not moved out of it, thus the resentments of waking life are relayed through dreams.
Symbolically, your ex-boyfriend dreams remind you to let go of an evil past, not to fall into a depressive state of mind that can only reap antagonism and revenge.
You should learn to overcome the sadness and anguish related to a broken relationship and move on with your life successfully.
It’s about cleansing the bad habits and making healthy choices for a vibrant and positive lifestyle that you deserve.
Why do I dream about my ex girlfriend?
Dreaming of an ex-girlfriend or wife symbolizes a deeper emotional connection that is staying with you as an unwanted tenant in your unconscious mind.
It is simply because of the fact that you have never accepted the breakup and are still holding on to the broken pieces lying here and there.
An ex-girlfriend may appear in dreams if you are going through some emotional turmoil in your waking life with regard to a present relationship.
If you are not happy with your wife or present girlfriend, the dream of an ex simply reminds you of some fond memories of the past that you are missing right now in reality.
This dream is not about missing the ex-partner in particular but missing the happy timeline of those bygone days that are no longer with you now.
You are simply not able to accept the various problems of waking life and as such reflecting on something old and primitive. Sometimes ex-girlfriend dreams also means that you are looking for closure and intimacy.
If you are unsettled with how the breakup occurred, it means that you’re trying to work out some past conflicts, so that it doesn’t surface in reality.
Why do I keep dreaming about my ex every night?
When you dream about an ex every night, the dream analysis means that your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something.
It means that your current relationship lacks adventure and excitement. You are not happy in the present relationship and your heart longs for something more.
Your ex tends to have an obsessive effect on you because the emotional connection you had with them does not allow you to forget them completely. They will deprive you of the happy hormones and can put you in utter despair and negativity.
Sometimes your ex represents an exciting and new world of opportunities for you. They teach to move on with life despite obstacles.
The dream teaches you a life lesson to learn from a breakup and not to repeat similar mistakes in your waking life again.
If your ex dumped you in reality, seeing them every night symbolizes your pain and sufferings. The dream means that you are extremely hurt and now struggling to recover from the aftermath of such a deep psychological trauma.
When you dream of your ex every night, it allows you to process the pain and inner healing begins as a result. All the crazy things that appear in dreams are a sneak peek into the unconscious elements that never got a chance to reveal itself.
The past wounds and toxic feelings are manifested through dreams to make you feel better and cleanse your system.
Sometimes you may dream about an ex every night if he/she is your first love. Your first love was always special because of the spark and passion it carried with it. The dream symbolizes that the love you once had in your waking life is not with you now.
Even if you are happy in the present, you’re still missing certain features of your previous relationship that were just great and incomparable.
Some dream analysts consider this dream theme as a sign that you want to spice up your present relationship that appears absolutely mundane and boring, as if something very important is missing in it. You have unmet desires and longings that need to be satisfied in real life.
Thus seeing ex every night can mean many different things depending upon the details of the dream theme and the associated emotions related with it.
Why do I keep dreaming about my ex friend?
If you are dreaming about an ex friend it carries both positive and negative meanings. Positively an ex friend reminds you of some beautiful moments of togetherness being shared with them.
It means happiness, fulfillment of desires, help, care, belongingness, and inner peace.
Contrary to this, if you broke off from an ex friend due to fights, insults, or abuse, then their appearance in dreams symbolizes your past pains and sufferings associated with the person. The dream reminds you of a toxic past that you wished never existed in your life.
The dream represents something that you couldn’t get over in reality. Maybe you are still trying to get rid of those bad experiences in your waking life and the dream is relaying similar images from the subconscious realm.
This dream symbolizes healing, to allow yourself to feel the agonies and forgive the person who had hurt you. In doing so, you will gain more awareness of your inner world. You will also know how much effort to put in building a trusting friendship and where to draw a line.
If you are with a toxic friend who is using you to satisfy their vested interests, the dream reminds you to end the relationship and come out of such brutal suffering. It tells you that you deserve something better than this.
Any relationship that makes you suffer emotionally needs to be reworked and if the situation doesn’t get better, it’s not worth trying. Just walk out of it.
Why do I keep dreaming about my ex? (A spiritual interpretation)
Dreaming about an ex can be extremely bizarre and unsettling, particularly if it were a toxic and abusive one. From a spiritual perspective, dreams about an ex represent pain and sufferings that you need to let go of in reality.
The dream reminds you to forgive the person and move on with your life, then only your scars and wounds would get healed in reality.
Ex dreams are symbolic of real life issues. It also means that you are not happy with your present partner and you have fears of seeing similar problems in your new relationships as well.
Every dream is unique and carries a deeper meaning. Ex dreams are packed with both positive and negative emotions.
Thus, spiritually the dream tells you to carry the positive emotions with you and walk towards spiritual growth. You are also advised to accept the pains and sufferings, so as to learn from past mistakes. You are to voice your pain and heal from within.
Is it important to forgo ex dreams? Why?
Yes it is important to forgo your ex dreams if it interferes with your everyday living and robs your happiness and inner peace.
If you are just out of a breakup, the trauma will stay with you for long. Thus, it is important to stop hurting yourself by doing something that makes you feel better and at peace with yourself.
You should never make any post-breakup mistakes like making phone calls, pleading and begging in front of your partner and trying to work out a broken bond.
All these trials would go in vain. So just stop doing it, otherwise your ex dreams will bother you immensely, much more than what you can even comprehend in reality.
Prioritize your needs and go through a process of energy cleansing and emotional healing. Your ex dreams will surely be less frequent if you know how to love yourself and live your life in your own beautiful ways.
You should learn better ways to deal with life stress. Moreover, better emotional self-control will be your greatest strength.
You can do this by overcoming your insecurities and fears. You will have to fine tune your thoughts and feelings and stay positive as much as possible.
It is a good idea to focus on things that are important in your life and can foster self growth. It can be anything from work, hobbies, some creative endeavor that you like doing etc.
Slowly you will overcome your obsession about your ex. Your busy mind will find newer things to be happy about. Right?
The video link shared below shows the symbolic meaning of ex dreams.
From the above discussion, it becomes evident that dreams about an ex are common night visions that bring into action the myriad emotions that appear weird and crazy. But truly speaking these dreams are not as bad as portrayed in reality.
Your past experiences are telling you to be more mindful about your present relationships.
If you are trying to suppress or ignore some red flags in your relationships, stop doing it. Rather be proactive and resolve your relationship issues before things turn sour in real life.
Dreams are a fascinating way to connect with yourself. It helps you to know your deepest insecurities and fears and protects you from an emotional overload.
If you know the reasons behind your ex dreams, you will be in a better position to resolve your everyday conflicts with your present partner in a better way and live a happy life.
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