Some people may think that dreaming about your ex is a sign that the two of you are destined to be together.
Others may think that it’s a symbol of your unconscious mind.
But one thing is for sure, whether you and your ex broke up recently or a long time ago, it can leave you with a lot of questions.
Now, I am not a psychologist. I’ve never made any claims to that effect.
But when I was in graduate school, I had a professor who was a clinical psychologist.
Well, one day, someone randomly brought up the topic of dreams.
His response was that your dreams are unique to you.
There are a lot of dream interpretation encyclopedias, for example, that will tell you that a crow is bad omen. He told us to forget that kind of stuff.
He said that in our dreams, everything represents a certain aspect of our personality or our identity.
And that our dreams are a way that we unconsciously try to come to terms with these different parts of ourselves and integrate them.
To put that another way, everyone in your dreams is a part of you.
And how you interact with those parts is how your unconscious is trying to interact with itself.
Well, it’s human psychology, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it could become complicated very quickly.
Maybe something a little more detailed would help.
So, if you have a dream about your ex…
You obviously, represent yourself.
And your ex also represents a part of yourself as well.
What part of yourself? Well, that depends on what your views on your ex are.
But I can take a few guesses.
For one, you probably are attracted to your ex in one way or another. Yes, maybe things didn’t end well between you two. Maybe there was lying or betrayal. Maybe you even hate their guts, given your history.
But, there is still a part of you that probably also finds them attractive.
Going back to your dream, my psychologist-professor would probably tell you your ex represents part of you that you love.
However, the fact remains that your ex is still your ex. That means that something didn’t work out between the two of you.
That means that your ex may represent a part of you that you both feel attracted to, but that you also distance yourself from for some reason.
Is there something about yourself that you like, but are afraid to embrace?
That could be what your dream means.
Okay, so let’s take a closer look at a few possibilities.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Ex and You Getting Back Together?
If you have a dream about you and your ex getting back together… Or a dream about you and your ex sleeping together, it could mean that you are trying to psychologically accept a part of yourself that you are currently rejecting.
Maybe you aren’t fully owning yourself 100%, and your ex, in your dream, represents what you aren’t fully owning.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Ex Sleeping with Someone Else?
If you are having a dream about your ex sleeping with someone else, keep in mind that both you, your ex, and the other person, are all aspects of yourself.
So, is there a part of you that you secretly long to embrace… But instead, you see that part of yourself drifting away from you toward something else?
If so, then this is what this sort of dream could potentially mean.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About You and Your Ex Fighting?
And if you have a dream about you and your ex fighting about… who knows what… it could mean that you are struggling with a certain part of yourself. Perhaps there is something that you are having a hard time embracing about yourself.
That’s what this sort of dream might mean.
Putting It All Together
When you have a dream about your ex, it might be easy to think that you should get back together with them.
But if you take my psychologist-professor’s take on this, it may not necessarily mean that.
Instead, it is probably a reflection of your own unconscious trying to come to terms with a part of itself.
Before you pick up that phone and contact your ex, ask yourself, is there something that you are currently struggling to accept about yourself?
From Sara at LoveRomanceRelationship: Clay Andrews’ blog, “Modern Love,” has a lot of great information, like this. Check it out, here!