Is Someone Missing You If You Dream About Them?

By on May 9, 2018

When you dream about a specific person in your dream, it is common to apply whatever happened in the dream, into a ‘real life’ setting. For example, if you were to break up with your boyfriend and then dream about getting back with him, it would be easy to believe that getting back with him is the right thing to do … Except, that isn’t always the case. 

Dreams are presented to us in code and symbols, which we then must decipher ourselves. One person may have a dream that means one thing to them, but the very same dream could mean something entirely different to someone else. Not only that, dreams rarely mean what they’re actually showing you. 

There is an old saying that goes something along the lines of: 

“When you dream about someone, it means they are missing you.”

Although a nice sentiment, it isn’t exactly a true one. There is a chance that the person you have just dreamed about DOES miss you, but there’s a bigger chance that the person is a reflection of something in your own life. I had a dream about Tom Hardy last night, but he doesn’t even know that I exist, so there’s no way that he could miss my presence. 

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Dreaming of someone in particular, such as a friend or a relative, could be your mind’s way of saying that there’s something you need to see or understand. Perhaps you aren’t getting the bigger picture about that person, or there’s something in your mind that just doesn’t work out right. Maybe you think that your aunt may have been acting weird when you saw her last week? A dream about her that then follows on from that meeting and realisation could be a sign that you know something is wrong, but haven’t yet addressed it … but need to. Your mind is telling you that something isn’t quite finished or right yet. 

If you were to dream about friends that you had at school, it could be because they miss you, or that you miss them. Or, more likely, that you miss a part of that time. Mortgages, marriages, medications … Adult life is tough and with so many daily obstacles. If you’ve been having a hard time, dreaming about old school friends is probably your mind’s way of saying that you miss that time, not specifically the people of that time. 

Let’s say that you dream about your boss. Your boss probably doesn’t miss you when you are not at the office. No boss likes their employees that much (or vice versa). What it could mean, on the other hand, is that you have a cross to bear with your boss, or that you are missing something boss-like in yourself. Maybe you need to work on your confidence levels to finally get that promotion you’ve been trying to get for a number of years? Maybe you could take a peek at your air of authority and see if it would be better suited to a higher job role? 

If your boss is constantly stripping you down and making you feel uncomfortable or sad in your dream, there’s a chance that you’re having a problem with authority itself right now. Maybe you don’t agree with everything your boss has had to say lately, or think that a project would work better if done your way, rather than theirs? 

It might be time to face the beast or learn how to live with it a little better. Your dreams are often a side effect of what you are already feeling — your current emotions and pent-up frustrations. The only way to let those go is to deal with them. Ask why you keep getting passed over for that big promotion, or speak to your boss about your new and innovative ideas. Sitting down and waiting for something to happen isn’t the best course of action. Sadly, not all good things don’t come to those who wait. 

If you dream about an ex, don’t go running back there. That’s not always what your dreams mean, even if that’s exactly what they portray. Look what happens in the dream — when you get back together, do you live your happily ever after? Or are things exactly the same as they were before. That could be your mind’s way of telling you that nothing will change if you get back together — you already know that, so by going against that, you’re going against yourself. 

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It’s hard to let go of someone that you really care about, especially when all you do is dream that they miss you. Sadly, dreaming about someone doesn’t always mean that they do miss you. It’s usually a sign that you need to work on something within yourself. 

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    Michelle

    June 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I keep on having dreams about my old friend from 3rd grade. I also had a crush on him, we talked a lot back then. But I had to move away and I never saw him since then. It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve seen him, but ever since I left, once in a while I’ll have a dream with him in it, it would happen a lot. Usually once every 1 to 3 months, I will have a dream about him, and sometimes I wouldn’t even be thinking about him but I would still have a dream about him. I know that I miss him, but I don’t know if he misses me. I do not know if this is a sign or just me over thinking everything.

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      web admin

      June 23, 2019 at 11:56 am

      You have these thoughts and dreams because you once thought about him a lot. Even though he is not someone you are around now, your subconscious mind still has memories of thinking about him and being around him, so it is only natural that he might appear in your dreams from time to time. It is unlikely that he is missing you, but always possible–I just wouldn’t decide how he feels based on a dream created by your subconscious. If you want to find out for sure though, you could always reach out to him and find out for sure how he feels. Best of luck, Michelle!

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    Renes

    June 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I used to be friends with this person in elementary school. They were one of my first friends when I moved to this state. I am moving out of this state today and recently I had a dream about this person. I guess it’s just me missing them. We lost contact after elementary school.

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      web admin

      June 21, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with this person. Something in your life may have reminded you of this person. Ensure that this dream guides you to you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. If you want to reach out to this person, then do so. Have a great day, Renes!

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    social butterfly

    June 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    i dreamt that the a person or guy who used to make me very happy that i guess tou could say i fell in love with told me he loved me. He has never said that in person and actually when i revealed my feelings he ignored them. What does this mean

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      web admin

      June 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. You are interested in maintaining a relationship with someone in your life. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take whatever action is appropriate. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Social!

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    Grace

    June 21, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I dreamt about my ex. We were doing good for a while but then we had a fight like we always did and it was weird it was like I felt the anger and I woke up a little angry

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      web admin

      June 21, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous relationship with your ex. The two of you are no longer maintaining a relationship, so something in your life may have caused this dream to manifest. Allow thoughts of your ex to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Grace!

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    ChickitoriaEve

    June 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Well i dreamed about one of my high school friends and that he needed my help talking about his parents divorce then he started to confess to me that he has always loved me and then i left but then he followed and in the end we were about to kiss then boom i woke up.

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      web admin

      June 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your friend. It seems that the two of you share a history. It seems that you may be interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with him. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Chickitoria!

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    Jyothi

    June 18, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I dreamt abt my ex… I saw that he is missing me n looking at our video calls which we used to hav……

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      web admin

      June 20, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your ex. Your desires caused his behaviors to appear in these dreams. Since the two of you have made the decision to end your relationship, you should determine what is appropriate and viable for the future of this relationship. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Jyothi!

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    Ray

    June 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

    A couple months ago some who I’m attached to dissed me, and I have no contact with that person anymore and on social media I missed that person and have tried to get contact with that person on social media but I can’t .
    One night I was dreaming,I was dreaming about something else and that person just showed up in that dream but only momentarily I remember shouting i want you to talk to me again and that person said I’ll get to u soon then I carried on with my dream what does that mean

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      web admin

      June 15, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      The dream shows that you wish you could reach out to that person again, and you hope that they will try reaching out to you in your waking life so that you can resolve the issues in your relationship. Unfortunately, a dream only reflects your subconscious mind, so there is no way to know what can or will happen in real life. Best of luck, Ray!

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        Leah Brown

        June 20, 2019 at 12:29 am

        I had a dream about 1 year ago and it was about a guy I don’t even no who the guy is at all but I’m the dream we were talking and he said just before I woke up “ Don’t come back I love you” and from there on out I remember him in different dreams I forgot I even had but he’s all I’ve been able to think about why is that? I love and miss him but don’t know who he is?

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          web admin

          June 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm

          Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. The person in your dream may be an amalgamation of various people in your life. If you are interested in maintaining a relationship with someone, then spend additional time with that person. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Leah!

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    Nia

    June 15, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I dreamed about an old friend, not really old we just stopped talking because something happened. I don’t remember the full dream but we was just texting and it felt so real. Does this mean she miss me? What should I do?

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      web admin

      June 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      It is impossible for a dream to show how someone else feels unless you actually know or suspect how they feel already. In this case, your dream seems to show that your subconscious mind misses your old friend and having conversations with her. If you miss her, reach out to her. There’s no way to know if she misses your friendship or not unless you try to get in touch with her again. Good luck, Nia!

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    SARA

    June 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I’ve been in an off again, on again relationship with my child’s father for over 16 years, Just found out that he has been dating someone for 6 months who has children. He was really good about keeping this from me. Yet still being actively involved in my life. Never let me know about her, why hide this? Why is he still popping up in my dreams. Is it because I feel slighted that he is doing things with her that he used to do with me? Or that I now see him making more of an effort for her now. I don’t want him appearing in my subconscious anymore..I want to be able to sleep peacefully again.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      He was a part of your life for a long time, so these memories and the intensity you once cared for him are the reason why the dreams keep reappearing. Over time, the dreams will gradually become less and less frequent–especially after you start a new relationship with someone who is a better partner.

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    Nikki

    June 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    I dreamt about an old classmate of mine (we’re close but not like best friends). She told me she liked me. Since I’m not bisexual, I rejected her. I felt bad because she’s a really close friend of mine and I didn’t want any drama so I hugged her and told her that I love her (as a friend of course).

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social relationship with her. Your feelings for her may have influenced this dream. If you are not interested in maintaining a relationship with a woman at this time, then do not do so. If your mind changes in your future and she reaches out to you, then speak with her about your thoughts and feelings. For now, you will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nikki!

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        Zack

        June 20, 2019 at 10:12 am

        . We had been making eye contact for a year and half at the gym and I’m so focused I didn’t realize it until maybe a year in. Then we randomly spoke and again and then a few misunderstandings happened and I had to leave town for work. I didn’t get to say goodbye. Now I have had random dreams of him and I get random images of him in my head and I get sad throughout the work day. I wonder if he is thinking of me. Before I left convo had broken down and all we’d do is stare at each other.

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          web admin

          June 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

          The two of you had a misunderstanding. It is possible that he continues to think about you. It is possible that he is uncertain about this relationship. You should make a decision about what you feel is viable and appropriate for the future of this relationship. Either speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, or allow thoughts of him to fade. Have a great day, Zack!

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    Ghora

    June 12, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I dreamed my ex was with me. I love him truely and miss each sec. I dreamt that he was talking to me, was sharing his problems, it was looking like he wants to come back to me. What does this mean? I really want to be with him

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your thoughts regarding your previous relationship. It is possible that your ex is thinking about your as well. However, you should accept that this relationship has ended. Make a decision about what you believe is appropriate and viable for the future. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Ghora!

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        Lisa

        June 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

        I keep having dreams about my old guy friend we were really close but we had a bad fall out and I am the one to blame for that but i miss him so much but in the dreams it showing stuff that hasn’t happened before like him telling me he loves me and that he miss me and he’s sorry for the way things turned out what does this mean ?

        • web admin

          web admin

          June 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

          The dreams just show that you miss him and were once close to him. When you are close to someone, they can appear in your dreams for years after you were around them last. Of course, it is always possible that he misses you and thinks of you still–the only way to find out for sure though is to reach out to him and see how he is doing now.

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    Justin Lovelace

    June 12, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Last night, I dreamed about my ex. It wasn’t a dream like we were getting back together more like I was trying to avoid her and she was feeling sad I wasn’t talking to her or something like that. we argued whenever we did talk and I could just see her face looking at me but I could feel she was feeling sad. I’ve been wanting to apologize for the after fact

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      Justib

      June 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      I kind of messed up the ending, I meant I wanted to apologize to her because after we broke up, I was kind of upset from her doing me the way she did, so I was making posts about her and stuff like that. I’ve had a sort of awakening and realized what I did was childish and uncalled for so I’ve been wanting to apologize to her. Maybe that’s why Ive had that dream but I’m not sure.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm

        Determine what you believe is appropriate. If you believe apologizing would only bring her further harm, then do not apologize. If you believe that it would be beneficial to do so, then make the apology. Do not make the apology with the intention of rekindling your relationship. Your behaviors should only be motivated by sharing your kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Justin!

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      Justin

      June 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      I kind of messed up the ending, I meant I wanted to apologize to her because after we broke up, I was kind of upset from her doing me the way she did, so I was making posts about her and stuff like that. I’ve had a sort of awakening and realized what I did was childish and uncalled for so I’ve been wanting to apologize to her. Maybe that’s why Ive had that dream but I’m not sure.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm

        Determine what you believe is appropriate. If you believe apologizing would only bring her further harm, then do not apologize. If you believe that it would be beneficial to do so, then make the apology. Do not make the apology with the intention of rekindling your relationship. Your behaviors should only be motivated by sharing your kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Justin!

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 12, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous relationship. The two of you are no longer maintaining a relationship, and the negative aspects of this dream were manifestations of those feelings. Allow this dream to fade. If you feel like there would be benefit in apologizing for your behaviors in your waking life, then do so. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Justin!

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      Person

      June 14, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      I’ve dreamt about my crush

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    Jason

    June 11, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I just woke up from this dream my ex from about 5 years ago whom I have no contact with in a while showed up in my dream. I was over her house, hiding from her racist father who in the dream came to terms with us being together over with the dude she’s with now. She’s got a whole family now ( kids). I’m curious as to why I dreamed about this out the blue.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous emotional relationship with this person and his family. The behaviors and actions of his father are repugnant. Allow thoughts of these people to fade from your mind, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Jason!

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    Catalina Amaya

    June 10, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I had a dream last night that this guy that I work with who I’ve also had a crush on, on and off was holding my hand, kissing me and hugging me but then later on when I was in a room with my friend he was sitting behind us and we didn’t notice and we were talking about him and how I liked him and he said that he didn’t like me. In the real world we had a fight a couple days ago And he seems be saying things to get me to not find him attractive but then he flirts, what does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 10, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      The fight that you had a couple days ago may have appeared in this dream. Make a decision about what you want for the future. Determine what is viable and appropriate. If you want to nourish a relationship with this person, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Regardless of your decision, ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Catalina!

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    Catalina

    June 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I had a dream last night that this guy I work with who I’ve also had on and off feelings about was grabbing my hands and hugging me and we were kissing, but then later I was in a room with my friend and he was behind and I was telling her I liked him and he got shocked cause he overheard and kept asking me why I liked him then said he didn’t like me. In the real world we had a fight a couple of days ago. What does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 10, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      The fight that you had a couple days ago may have appeared in this dream. Make a decision about what you want for the future. Determine what is viable and appropriate. If you want to nourish a relationship with this person, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Regardless of your decision, ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Catalina!

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    Maria

    June 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    For awhile now I’ve been having constant dreams about this person and then have gained interest and I feel like he likes me as well and i dont know what to think. I’ve read that if you dream about a person they are missing you. Him and I have had great moments and he shows he has an interest in me; lays on me, feeds me, and gently grabs me.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 10, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      It is likely that you are developing feelings for this person. It is possible that he has similar feelings for you. It seems as though the two of you are flirting with each other. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Maria!

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    Bethany P

    June 10, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I keep dreaming about my ex. I haven’t dreamt about him in several weeks, but I dreamt about him last night. Today marks three months since the last time I saw him. I knew this date was coming, but I didn’t like overly obsess about it. Thanks to my own dreams for reminding me about it, I guess!

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      The two of you have not seen him in three months. This is likely an indication of your previous social relationship with him. Because of the time since you last saw him, it is likely that this relationship is not currently viable. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Bethany!

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    Chasiti Latson

    June 9, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I had a dream that an associate I know that I use to have a crush on was dating someone else. I told them it was okay, but that I was a little bummed that they didnt date me. But they could sense my confidence and I was fine walking away. Later in the dream my past crush was having relationships issues and we met randomly at a coffee shop and they sat at my table talking to me saying they were interested in me. What does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social connection with your crush. You are aware that other people have various social and emotional relationships. Make a decision about what you want for your future. If there is someone that you want to nourish a relationship with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Chasiti!

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    Murali Ganesh

    June 9, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Last night I had a dream on a girl with whom I had a fight yesterday. Actually, she ignores me so, we fought yesterday. what does this mean? Is she missing me or my mind is just overthinking?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 9, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your recent interaction. The two of you fought, and this likely caused your dream to appear. Make a decision about what is appropriate and viable for this relationship. Speak with her about your thoughts and feelings, and give her an opportunity to share herself with you as well. Have a great day, Murali!

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    Naman

    June 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I dreamed about my classmate she was my friend but then we kissed and fall in love…. But because of some reason our relationship ended 3 months later I mean today I dreamed about her…. She was saying exactly today we meet (1 year ago) then I can’t sleep what to do i want to forget everything

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social relationship with your classmate. It is possible that you are interested in maintaining a new emotional relationship at this time. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. Speak with this person about your thoughts and feelings, and nourish this relationship by spending additional time together in person. Have a great day, Naman!

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