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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    Errikah Rivera

    December 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I had a dream with my ex boyfriend on a place that me my ex and my family are very happy and this Christmas we are going there but without him. What does it mean? I dreamt about a scene that happened on that please me and my ex boyfriend are now i think fixing it could it mean something?

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      January 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      Sometimes, your subconscious mind uses memories of a past relationship when you just want to find a current partner to be with. You may want some kind of romantic vacation, so your subconscious created your dream using the memory of a past relationship.

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    December 10, 2019 at 7:35 am

    So my dream was…. My ex just pops up at my house. I’m trying to get ready to go ( idk where tho 🤔) I go outside to sit on the porch. They say I’m sorry…buttttt at the moment I wasn’t very interested. Then my son starts to play with them and my mood changed. They said something flirty…I said yeah okay (still uneasy about the talk)..I said let’s talk when I get back…Hours later I get home and Tex them I’m back at home… Then I woke up..

    Oh yeah
    I haven’t thought about,Talked to,Seen a picture In almost 7years

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      December 10, 2019 at 7:43 am

      Oh and I forgot i knew this person before I had my son
      My dream was the 1st time they met

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        January 8, 2020 at 7:29 pm

        Understood, thanks!

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      web admin

      January 8, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Even though you haven’t seen a picture or thought of your ex in years, the memories of him still exist. Because of that, he may still appear in your dreams at random. This dream may also simply be your subconscious mind reviewing all of your accomplishments in life and where you have gone in life since you were with your ex so long ago.

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    December 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I had a dream about a guy that I never really noticed him in my life, and then in my dream I woke up from a dream or some sort and when I did he was right next to me and we were in different blankets and he was asleep right next to me then I woke up and I’m so confused about it

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      web admin

      January 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Sometimes, your subconscious mind will pick someone to play the role of your love interest in a dream. This often occurs because you don’t have anyone to play that role in your waking life, so your subconscious has to create a guy to play the part. Once you find someone you are interested in in your waking life, the new guy will most likely replace your dream guy.

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    December 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    I had a dream that my best friend who is mad at me because in her eyes I betrayed her told me in my dream that she forgives me and that she misses me. What could it mean?

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      January 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      The dream shows what you wish would happen. You wish your friend would make the first move and apologize, so you dreamed that it happens. This may or may not happen in real life. If you really miss her and want to be friends again, you may want to consider making the first move to apologize.

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    December 6, 2019 at 3:06 am

    So i had a dream where i was in a family gathering at my house and there was a guy from my class in that dream but why was he there? He’s not a part of the family and he was suddenly there and the both of us were acting really close like in class were not even that close we talked but never like too close you know, but in my dream i was laying on him and talking to him ,laughing with him , like i was legit laying on him it was so weird and then i recall all of the times that i talked to him and sometimes i just realized that the both of us were always having eye contact ALWAYS and i sometimes could see him staring at me so deeply and now I’m just very confused

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      January 13, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      The dream may represent a desire to be close to this guy, or it may just mean you want to be close to someone (and not necessarily the guy in the dream). Either way, the dream only reflects your own subconscious thoughts and feelings because there is no way for a dream to show how someone else feels unless your subconscious mind already knows their feelings.

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    December 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I had a dream that me and my ex were in a bed cuddling together and also had lots of dreams of me and him kissing but nothing further than that. Can you plz tell me what that means??

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      December 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      And in reality me and him changed when we broke up we are now loners and never really smiling but when we were together we would both always have a bright smile

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        January 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        It sounds like he is struggling to move on, but it still sounds like what he really wants to do is end things and move on anyway.

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      web admin

      January 17, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      You have memories of being together, so it makes sense that your subconscious mind would sometimes bring him into your dreams as well. This may happen randomly because of your memories, or your subconscious mind may do this more frequently when you want to have romance or love into your life.

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    December 1, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    i had a dream where i was a character from a tv show and she was walking down the hall of a hotel. she was looking for her dad. she stopped by a hotel room with an open door and inside was one of my classmates sitting down on the bed and he was crying. the character from the tv show sat down and comforted him. i rarely talk to this classmate. what does it mean and why did he appear in my dream?

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      January 20, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      The dream seems like a random collection of elements in your waking life. It may also indicate you wish that there was someone in your waking life who could provide support and comfort like the character in your dream.

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    November 30, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I dreamt about one of my male friend and female friend. But my heart was a bit fluttered when I saw my male friend coz I once had an exciting time with him during our presentation. That time, he praised me greatly about my presentation and he even said that mine was the best among the rest. N I was happy along the time because I felt like my work was all appreciated n for once, someone could see my ability n fluency in public speaking. Then, at the same time too in my dream, I felt glad n warm inside coz my female friend was by my side holding my hand walking together with me. She is such a good friend. It’s just that we’re adults now we have graduated college n gone back to different cities now we don’t talk anymore to each other. Yeah back to that my male friend, he’s sooooo handsome too that I felt excited about when I saw him in my dream. But, in that dream, I saw him with another girl in a Maserati car. N I got jealous about that. Well why the heck of that? Coz in real life, I don’t even like or have a crush on him n we don’t talk to each other too. But in that dream, I feel like i miss those two. Is there a chance that they miss about me too? N what is my dream mean actually?

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      January 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      The people in your dream most likely represent a feeling, trait or experience you want in your waking life, which is why you feel like you miss those two in your dream, even though you don’t really care about those people in your real life.

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    regine echano

    November 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I had a dream about my bestfriend,he was my classmate during elementary and highschool days, it’s like a dream that was continuos every 3 months or weeks and days. He was now living in texas and I was in an Arab country for 8 years and we just rarely talk about something if we had sometime. It’s just that some of my dreams of him was in same as highschool but we were in relationship but never happened, and the same thing happen like we were some kind of an item but never really did ever in my life. I have a long term bf and he was with a gf but they’re not together for a long period of time. I talked about it with him that i dreamt of him but didn’t told him what it was because it was so awkward to mention. But I need to mention that I did have feelings for him back when I was in college because we end up being in the same college as I was but when I told him that it was rejected at some point amd still remain bestfriends though and I completely ok with it because i thought it was just like a crush or something. It’s just so weird when I am now in a happy relationship but every now and then I dreamt of him on his childhood days like we were in love. It felt like I have cheated with my bf when I dream of him and it was so awkward.

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      web admin

      January 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      You have memories of liking him, so it only makes sense that these memories might replay in your subconscious mind from time. These dreams only mean that you have memories of your former crush and friend; they don’t mean you want to cheat or aren’t completely in love with your current boyfriend.

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    November 28, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I was the one who ended it with my ex for being bored (which is my biggest regret) and he took it fine and said it was my decision and respected me. But frequently I’ve been having dreams about him saying we’re gonna get back together and I feel like there’s still something between us because of how he acts like I feel like he thinks we’re not finished yet.

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      January 20, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      The dreams show what you hope would happen, but they don’t mean that you will actually get back together. Some people never return to an ex as a standard policy, so there is a decent chance he won’t be willing to come back. You never know though, so try asking him out to find out for sure. Good luck!

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    Joan Mae Quiapo

    November 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I’ve dreamed about a person who,is special to me sometimes i’ve never exoect the he will appear through my dream. Everytime i dream for him. I dream every morning. What does it mean? And i tried onr time i’ve dream for him in the morning when i go to work at the early morning i’ve saw him. I’m so curious why every morning i’ve dream for him. Is it true when you dream in the morning it will be true in real life?

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      web admin

      January 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Things come true in real life if you make them come true. If he is as special as you say, it is time to make your dreams a reality by making a move and see how he responds. Good luck!

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    November 27, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I had a dream this morning of a classmate whom I haven’t met approx.2 to 3 years…we were not friends… just knowing each other.also I get frequent dreams of him….please..can you help me with this

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      web admin

      January 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      He may represent a certain trait or feeling your subconscious wants to find in real life right now. It is also entirely possible that he appeared in your dreams randomly just because he is in your subconscious mind as a memory, so he and other memories can appear at random from time to time.

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    Anonymous user

    November 26, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I keep having this recurring dream that I am pregnant with my ex’s baby. We are not together in the dream, but he keeps trying to be even though he has a girlfriend (they are together in real life as well as the dream). I keep telling him no but then hook up with him

    Any idea what this means? I hate him in real life. We don’t talk, not for years. We have a child who is 6 and doesn’t even know what he looks like. So this dream makes no sense!

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      January 24, 2020 at 11:50 am

      This dream is a reflection of your previous emotional relationship with him and the memory of your pregnancy. It is clear that this relationship is not viable and you are not interested in pursuing him, so allow thoughts of him to fade.

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    November 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I saw my crush in my dream last night and today he started to talk to me, what does that mean?

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      February 4, 2020 at 12:36 am

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your crush. Take this time to determine what you want for the future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings.

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    Jasmine Morales

    November 22, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I had a dream about my bestfriend from high school after high school we lost touch & starting talking again as friends & we ended up having sexual relationships but we don’t talk no more. My dream was about me going to the nail shop but I didn’t get them done because I didn’t have money so I got up and walked out and as im getting to my car I saw another old friend and he yelled my name but my bag had fallen so I turned around to get it and as I’m getting to my car I see my old bestfriend/friend and he was running towards me and i ran towards him and we hugged. Then our friends were hugging up all on me and they wouldn’t let me leave and my old bestfriend/friend said “you know you want this” but i ended up getting away then I woke up

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      February 4, 2020 at 1:23 am

      Your dream is a manifestation of your social relationship with your best friend from high school. Make a decision about what you want for your future. If you want to reach out to this person, then do so. Share your thoughts and feelings, and ensure that they share themselves with you as well.

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    Katie rose

    November 22, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Last night I had a dream that I was at my old school and saw all my old classmates even my ex. He was shirtless and when he got to talk to some girl when I was getting food. Then when I got done getting my food and walked over to take a seat he walked passed me and slapped my ass. Then I turned to him with a very confused look, because in real life he has a new girl. But he just gives me the look of sexual interest and idk what all that means.

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      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 1:24 am

      This dream is a reflection of your physical attraction toward him. It is certainly possible that he is interested in maintaining a relationship with you as well. However, you are aware that he is in a relationship, so allow thoughts of him to fade. If his relationship ends, then it would be appropriate for you to reach out to him.

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    November 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve been having dreams about my ex every night for the last month and several times throughout the last year. But in every one we get back together and are happier than we’ve ever been although the truth is I was cheated on but it seems like my subconscious still loves her and wants to be with her even though I know she’s bad for me I am with someone else that I love and we will have a child in March I don’t know what these dreams mean or why I’m still having them

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      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 2:50 am

      These dreams are reflections of your previous emotional relationship with your ex. Allow these dreams to fade, and focus your emotional energy on your current partner. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address your ex within the dream regarding the purpose of their presence.

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    November 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I had a dream that a long term, long distance love interest of mine proposed to me and I said yes without hesitation and was incredibly happy. The dream shocked me as I am currently happy with a boyfriend who is in my own city.I woke up in the morning to a text from him on the other side of the world asking how I was. We’ve stayed in contact for years, us each spending time living overseas and at home, and have always had a strong connection both when he’s away and visiting back home. I dream vividly of this person every few months, despite trying to forget about them, with the distinct feeling that they’re meant to be with me. Dreams like this always throw me because I am happy and with a boyfriend here, but intense dreams like this every so often remind me that he’s out there when he is otherwise relatively out of reach. Not sure whether it’s some weird desire coming out of my subconscious or if this is something to pay attention to.

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      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 3:17 am

      You may be interested in progressing whatever emotional relationship that you are currently maintaining. If you want to speak with your partner about the future, then take the time to share your thoughts and feelings with him. This will help the two of you navigate your lives in a mindful and practical manner.

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    November 18, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    So I haven’t talked to this person for months now and we ended off on a weird note but I had a dream about an him. We were at a tattoo parlor and we seemed pretty happy w each other.

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      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 3:30 am

      The two of you have not spoken for months. There may be various reasons for why he appears in your thoughts. If he reaches out to you in the future, then it would be appropriate for you to share yourself with him.

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    November 18, 2019 at 4:39 am

    I had a dream about a guy that I kind of like him but, the feeling I have for him is fading away. I was dreaming that we were at my house in my bed and we were just talking about how comfortable we felt between each other and we also we were talking about our life.

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      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 3:34 am

      This dream is a manifestation of your social and emotional desires. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. If you feel that it would be appropriate for you to reach out to him, then do so. If he makes the decision to speak with you, then share your thoughts and feelings with him at that time.