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. 

32 Comments

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    Tiff

    March 17, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I had a dream about my recent ex. we broke up last week but it was over something very stupid. we haven’t spoken to each other at all. his friend still speaks to me and talks to me here and there which surprises me. we didn’t have issues nothing was wrong with us at all. we were genuinely happy and got along with each other very well. the situation with us is confusing cause i don’t really understand why we’re done but last night i had a dream that we were back together and back to our happiness that we were in.

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      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      The two of you decided to end your relationship, and you have not spoken for some time. This is a sign that you are aware that your relationship has finalized. If he reaches out to you in the future, then determine what you want for your future at that time. It is reasonable for you to nourish social relationships with other people at this time. Have a great day, Tiff!

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    Kayla

    March 17, 2019 at 5:58 am

    I had a dream that all my far distance family came to meet me and my was also their they bought me gifts and my cousin was keep smiling at me continually and I was spending time a lot with him what does this mean? He always appears when I’m in need in my dream and when I’m finding it hard to do a task?

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      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Your cousin appears in your dreams at certain times. This means that this emotional relationship may be beneficial to you. His presence should guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If possible, reach out to your cousin and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Kayla!

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    Kayla

    March 17, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I had a dream that all my far distance family came to meet me and my cousins was also their they bought me gifts and my cousin was keep smiling at me continually and I was spending time a lot with him what does this mean? He always appears when I’m in need in my dream and when I’m finding it hard to do a task?

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      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Your cousin appears in your dreams at certain times. This means that this emotional relationship may be beneficial to you. His presence should guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If possible, reach out to your cousin and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Kayla!

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    Jia

    March 17, 2019 at 5:55 am

    I had a dream about my cousins meetin

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      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your cousin. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Jia!

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    Tom

    March 16, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I just woke this morning and I had dream about hanging out with this girl who I had been talking with and went out on with just about 2 months ago. This girl and I currently aren’t talking anymore as we came to mutual understanding that with our similar schedules, and them being heavily filled with sports and academics that it’s probably not the best time for a relationship. I tried just talking casual about something on snap chat but it was just a simple minded conversation and haven’t talked since then for around a month. Also just right now I was helping my parents look for houses and I saw her house was listed which was I thought was kinda of a funny coincidence. Anyways everything is good between us I’m just wondering if there was anything to my dream and if I should try to hit her up again especially since prom is coming up. P.S we go to different schools
    Appreciate any feedback you may have for me thanks!

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      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Your dream is a reflection of your social relationship with this person. The two of you have come to an understanding and decided to not maintain this relationship. This is reasonable and appropriate for the current situation that both of you are in. Do not reach out to her at this time, but think about speaking with her in the future. Wait until the end of the academic year to speak with her again. Have a great day, Tom!

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    Sunny

    March 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I had a dream and my ex was in it. I had been trying on one of my friends’ pair of heels and started to walk around kind of like a hoe I guess (to make her laugh) and my ex was standing by my friend. Now, being that he had told me to leave him alone through a variety of quite mean texts, I did what I normally would have done and just kind of ignored him. However, I glanced at him a few times cause I was wondering why he was there in the first place. The second time I glanced at him, it looked like he was mouthing something so I continued to make my friend laugh, but kept looking at him. He has a girlfriend right now and seems quite happy with her, but in my dream, he said, “Stop, I still love you too much to let you do that.” What’s strange is he had even told me he hated me. So now I’m slightly confused. What might this mean?

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      web admin

      March 16, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of a wide variety of influences in your life. You are no longer in a relationship with this person and he currently has a girlfriend, so you will find great benefit in allowing thoughts of him to fade. Your behavior in your dream could have made you think about the feelings of someone who cares about you, which would explain his statement in your dream. Ensure that you always respect yourself. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Sunny!

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    Lala

    March 15, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I really missed my old friend and i dont meet him for a long time but suddenly he tell me he dreaming about me, maybe he dreaming about me because I missed him

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      web admin

      March 16, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      Your old friend has informed you that he has been dreaming about you. You have also been thinking about him. This could be an indication that the two of you are interested in spending additional time together in person. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Lala!

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    Rosaline

    March 12, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I had a dream about a close guy friend I have and in that dream he came to my house knocking and when I opened I asked why he was here and said he needed to tell me something then I said but it’s 1 in the morning after that I only remember him confessing that he has feelings for me and then I remember giving him a hug and feeling safe and protected and he gave me kisses on the cheek and him being so happy to be hugging me and now I think that I like him but I’ve never thought that I could have a crush on him (we’ve been friends for over a year and I’ve never liked him as more than a friend) I’m so confused about my feelings and I’ve been thinking about this dream all day

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      web admin

      March 12, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connections with your crush. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Rosaline!

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    Fiona

    March 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

    I dreamt I adopted a child and we had a loving relationship but when I woke I missed her as though she existed

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      web admin

      March 5, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. This dream is a manifestation of your positive thoughts and feelings. Allow this dream to influence you to think about your future. You are aware of the great benefits of adoption. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Fiona!

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    Kristin Paige Gray

    March 4, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I had a dream that my ex showed up at my dad’s house on Thanksgiving, and I was upset about it at first. But then I walked in a room where only he was, and we kissed. It was the same feeling I always had butterflies in my stomach, and I could actually feel that emotion. Then we got back together and I was super happy about it. Then my dad came in and saw us together said, “that’s what true love looks like” and walked away. And that’s when I woke up.

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      web admin

      March 5, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous relationship with your ex. The behavior of your father in your dream could be a manifestation of the potential knowledge of your father’s feelings regarding your previous relationship. Ensure that your dream guides you to guide to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If you are interested in reconnecting with your ex, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Kristin!

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    Shalaina EC

    March 3, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I had a dream that my ex-best friend and I had some how reunited somewhere and we said we missed each other and hugged like sisters. I kinda felt sad because I really do miss her idk what happened.. can you please tell me if this dream means to reach out to her .

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 4, 2019 at 8:33 am

      The dream doesn’t mean that you have to reach out to her, but it does seem to show that your subconscious wants to. It is only natural that you would miss having your ex-best friend in your life, so your subconscious may be trying to nudge you into healing this relationship. I don’t see why you should try reaching out–after all, the worst that can happen is that nothing changes. And in the best case scenario, you may get to have your friend back. Best of luck, Shalaina!

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    Nazinine

    March 3, 2019 at 3:55 am

    I had “something” with someone about 8 months ago. It ended without a closure and that hurt me a lot back then. But recently I have been working on a project that kept me busy and I can feel myself healing emotionally. So during all that I haven’t had a single dream of this person. But yesterday I did dream about him (funny because I haven’t been thinking of him lately). And the dream was people throwing him a surprise birthday party (his birthday was in January and the dream was in march) and me being invited. We exchanged eye contact and he smiled. That was it. Today I had another dream about him, we were chained to chairs as a sort of social experiment, and he was next to me, but then we started kissing.
    I still find this weird as I haven’t been thinking about him or missing him lately and suddenly two dreams in two consecutive days!

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      web admin

      March 4, 2019 at 8:29 am

      The dreams may have actually happened because you no longer think about him or miss him as much. Your subconscious may have decided that it was finally an emotionally safe time to bring up the memory of him again. Often, these kinds of dreams are a way for the mind to get closure. In other cases, they are just an indication that you want a romantic relationship, and your subconscious just chose one of the last people you were serious about to play that role.

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        Nazinine

        March 5, 2019 at 5:33 am

        This makes a lot of sense. I felt like it was a closure indeed!
        Thank you!

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          web admin

          March 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Please share more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, Nazinine!

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    Kathy Hilton

    March 2, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I use to have a crush on this guy. Back then when I still liked him, I dreamt about him and I think it was normal because I thought about him all the time so it was okay to actually see him in my dream. But I have not thought about him for 3 years, I like someone else. But I just could not understand why I kept dreaming about him so many times even though I did not miss him. He used to have feeling for me too, just so you know. The thing is I could not remember how many times I have dreamt about him when I stopped thinking about him. It becomes so annoying. I just actuallly dreamt about him again last night. What’s wrong with me? It become a real nuisance since I did not like him anymore or he just miss me? Cause’ this is so wierd.

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 4, 2019 at 8:11 am

      You still have memories of liking him and being around him, so these memories may appear from time to time. Once someone appears in the dream, they are more likely to reappear in the near future because the dream made you think about them. In a sense, this becomes a kind of cycle. He appeared at random initially, but having the dream made you think about him, which made him appear in your dreams again. I wouldn’t worry about it too much though–it is unlikely that this dream is anything other than an indication that you once cared about him a lot.

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    Laura

    February 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I used to really like this guy and I think he liked me too, but then life drew us apart and he’s now dating someone and I stopped thinking about him and moved on. But I just dreamt about him and his girlfriend. In the dream he told me that he still loved me, he always has, and I told him that I really missed him. Then I woke up feeling like I love him again, like I’m not over him. What’s weird is that I haven’t been thinking about him at all and no longer have any hope that we can be together someday. So I am not sure why I dreamt about him? does the dream mean anything?

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      web admin

      February 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with him. You are aware that he is currently in a relationship, so do not attempt to maintain a romantic relationship with him at this time. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. This will strengthen your friendship. If his relationship naturally ends and he reaches out to you, then share your thoughts and feelings with him at that time. Have a great day, Laura!

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    Kate

    February 21, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I dreamt about a person I knew once yesterday. I liked him, n may be I still miss him anywhere, tho I’m with someone now. I dreamt that he was getting married to his girlfriend and I went to her to return something (i dont remember it) to her which he left to me once. She was cold with me, and had her brother beside her who was rude with me. I don’t know what this dream means, but it has been disturbing me since the morning. Please tell me what does it mean. Thank you.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous relationship. Something in your life may have reminded you of him. The behaviors of the people in your dream could be reflections of your thoughts regarding their potential thoughts. However, you should allow this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Kate!

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