What Does it Mean When You Dream About Your Ex Boyfriend

By on November 4, 2014

Dreaming about your ex boyfriend. One of the absolute worst dreams you could possibly have. You wake up almost with a chill, your heart racing and your mind running in circles, thinking “What just happened? What does this mean?” Well, if you thought that your subconscious is telling you that you miss him terribly and you need to call and make amends right this second- you’re probably wrong. So put that fear to rest and check out some of the most common reasons why you might dream about your ex boyfriend. 2dbfd645c66aab8c38e0b9a4bd639cd9

1. You Miss Something About Him

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Maybe your ex boyfriend had a certain quality that you absolutely adored. Maybe he knew how to make you laugh really well, or maybe he just knew how to snuggle you just right when it’s incredibly cold outside. Whatever it may be, you might just be yearning for that one certain quality in a person- not the actual person himself. So think about it: is there something you wish you could find in your current relationship or future relationships that you miss?

2. You Miss Being in a Relationship

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If your dream was happy-go-lucky: the two of you walking hand in hand, laughing and smiling, checking out the most romantic spots in town, it may just mean you’re missing being in a relationship. It probably has little to nothing to do with your ex boyfriend. You’re probably just tired of being alone and want to share special someones with someone you love again. Which, of course, is COMPLETELY natural and nothing to be ashamed or weirded out by. Just don’t go running back into the arms of your ex boyfriend because you’re feeling lonely, okay? That will definitely do more harm than good!

3. There is Unfinished Business

Sometimes, when you break up with someone, not everything is said and done. Maybe you’re still harboring some ill feelings towards your ex boyfriend. Maybe you didn’t tell him about something important, like that one time you kissed someone on the lips but realized moments later it was an accident. It doesn’t matter what it is. But if you’re having these dreams because of some unresolved feelings or problems, then you should probably put it all on the table so these dreams stop and you can live your life with an ease of mind.

4. You’re Totally Done With Him

This one might be a little hard to believe- but man, it’s so true! If you had a dream where you are leaving your ex boyfriend, saying goodbye, or he even dies, it may be a sign that you are finally, one hundred percent done and over with him. There’s not an ounce of leftover feelings and you have the go ahead to move on with your life!

5. You Miss Him

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Okay, so, I want to say at least 75% of the time dreaming about an ex boyfriend does NOT mean you miss him. But there’s always that chance. If the two of you recently broke up, or you still miss him when you’re actually awake and coherent, it may be a definite sign that you’re not over him and you might even want to mend the relationship.

6. Totally Random

Dreams are random. It doesn’t get any more basic or obvious than that. So, there’s a pretty big chance that your dream was completely random- especially if it only happened once or twice and is far from consistent. Maybe it was just out of the blue, or maybe you were ‘stalking’ him online- you know, just checking up to see if his new girlfriend is better looking than you or he finally got that promotion he wanted (don’t worry, we’ve all checked up on our exes- don’t feel bad!). Or maybe you visited that pizza place you and your ex ALWAYS went to, and it just brought up some past memories which followed you into your dreams. Last but not least, maybe he popped up into your mind before you fell asleep, so your subconscious mind held onto that thought and turned it into a silly dream. No big deal!

I know- dreaming about an ex boyfriend can be seriously panic inducing, especially if you’ve had a bad past with that certain someone. Just remember that nine times out of ten, dreaming about an ex boyfriend has nothing to do with you missing them or wanting them back in your life. Try to look at the bigger picture. Look at what actually happened in the dream and go from there. It may just mean you need to stop looking at his Facebook profile or you might need to go out and find yourself a new man!

We wanna know! Have you ever had a dream about an ex boyfriend? What happened in your dream? What do you think your dream meant?

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    Vie

    January 21, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Please help.
    I dreamt my ex-boyfriend and I attended a funeral. We went to support a colleague, but the we were at my family home. I asked him when he was leaving, and he said he was not in a hurry, then we hugged and were smiling. After he gave me clothes and told me to change into them. We were acting like we were still lovers, but we broke up over one year

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      web admin

      January 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      This dream may have just happened because of all of the memories you still have of being together. It is also possible that you just want love and romance right now, so your subconscious mind picked someone who previously played that role in your life to play the role in your dream. The funeral may represent the transformation or change that ultimately happened to your relationship with your ex-boyfriend.

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    V

    January 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    I dreamt I attended a funeral with my ex-boyfriend. We both went to support a colleague friend, but the funeral was at my home. My ex and I were acting like lovers. Then after the funeral I asked when he is going home, he said he was not in a hurry to leave. Then I hugged him and we were smiling.
    It had been a year since we broke up. I don’t know what it means. Please help.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      This dream may have just happened because of all of the memories you still have of being together. It is also possible that you just want love and romance right now, so your subconscious mind picked someone who previously played that role in your life to play the role in your dream. The funeral may represent the transformation or change that ultimately happened to your relationship with your ex-boyfriend.

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    shega

    October 3, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I saw a dream as if my ex boyfriend mentioned me in an instagram comment initiating conversation.
    We dont communicate at all anymorè in real life.
    What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 30, 2019 at 10:34 am

      The dream may show that you wish you could get in touch with him again or receive some kind of message from him. Sometimes, the subconscious mind sends this kind of dream to help the dreamer get closure from a past relationship, so that is another possible reason for your dream as well.

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    n

    June 6, 2019 at 9:34 am

    what does it mean to dream that I was waiting for someone to open the door cause it was locked and my ex was outside at the same time and he asked if I was okay and I told him yes. then another dream right after where I’m still in the same spot but my brother and cousins are playing outside and they are much older than they are now,and my ex is still also there and my ex says that my brother looks like my cousin and he tells that to my brother and he asks again if I’m okay, and I say yes he says are you sure you look really pale. and it ends there

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      n

      June 6, 2019 at 9:44 am

      and just to mention im currently in a relationship of two years and the ex was about 5 years ago

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm

        Your dreams are reflections of various social and emotional influences in your life. The presence of your ex may be an indication that he is still on your mind. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and ensure that you continue to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help draw positive people and energy into your life. Nourish your relationship with your current partner by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, N!

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      Your dreams are reflections of various social and emotional influences in your life. The presence of your ex may be an indication that he is still on your mind. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and ensure that you continue to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, N!

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