Dreaming about a loved one dying is really scary. I rarely had nightmares about things like monsters, but instead these were (and still are) more common in terms of my scariest dreams. It’s kind of comforting that death in your dreams may not always mean really awful things. For example, the death of someone you care about in a dream actually could mean that you feel you don’t showcase a certain personality aspect that makes them special to you. That kind of makes sense because usually when I wake up I remember how much I value that person.