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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    August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Last night I had a dream that my ex since only about more a fortnight was around me again like old times. We are walking along the road but I am really confused because I know I left him. Suddenly before us appears someone I couldn’t see clearly pointing a gun at my chest to shoot me. My ex pushes me to safety and places himself infront of the gun to take the bullet. After the shooter has vanished I run to his side to check on him and confused as to why anyone would want me dead and moreso why my ex would take a bullet for me…..

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You may feel that your ex made you feel secure, though this relationship has ended. The shootings with your dream is an indication of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nabalayo!

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    Erika Valladares

    August 20, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I had a dream about a recent ex that he was sending a cake to me and said dot mess with my new gf., then the very next day i had another dream about him that i was entering his apt and looked into his room and he was laying down with the same new girl. And then i run out his apt so he wouldn’t see me. What on earth could this mean.?!

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      web admin

      August 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your previous emotional relationship with your ex. The statement regarding his girlfriend is an indication of your knowledge that you should allow that relationship to fade from your thoughts. You are aware that the two of you are no longer maintaining a relationship with each other. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and determine what you want for your future without him. Have a great day, Erika!

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    Sad Wife

    August 20, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I dreamed of my Ex husband briefly . We are separated since 3 years. I saw him in my dream wearing a Navy Blue Collar Top, he came in my view then I awoke. I feel very sad and uncertain about my dream , but I do know I saw him my Ex husband in this dream. Before Either of us could say anything , I woke . Also I have zero contact with my ex husband. I love and miss my husband so much every day I think about him .
    He walked out on me after getting his Green Card even worse he never told me he leaving , now we in court proceeding , I really want us to make things work , but since he left he never came to see me or put any effort to make our marriage work .

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection and memories of your husband. His behaviors were predatory and neglectful. You are lucky to no longer have him in your life. When the court proceedings are finished, ensure that you do not communicate with him. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Wife!

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        August 21, 2019 at 10:41 am

        Thanks for taking your time to read and reply bye take care Always .

        • web admin

          web admin

          August 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

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

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    August 20, 2019 at 1:26 am

    About two nights ago I had a dream that my ex and I were walking in my school and as we were walking , He started telling me how he wants me back and that he misses me a lot and he wonders if we can try the relationship again. In real life , we ended in very bad terms we ended badly were it was to the point he blocked me in every social media , what does this all mean ??

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 20, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous relationship with your ex. It is possible that you still have feelings for him. In your waking life, you are aware of the reasons for the end of your relationship. You also know that he has made the decision to block you. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Kylie!

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    August 20, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Last night I had a dream about missing my BFF. She pasted away almost 3 years ago. In my dream I know she is gone but it seemed to be like it just happened and I kept telling everyone in my dream that I just missed her. Is there any meaning in this? Is it away for her to be telling me she misses me or just my mind going back to that day?

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late best friend. The time since she passed and the strength of this dream is an indication of the strength of your shared connection. It is possible that something in your life reminded you of her. It is certainly likely that she misses you, which could have caused this dream to appear. You will honor the memory of your best friend by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Angelica!

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