I’ve been ridiculously happy with my new boo so you can imagine my panic when I had a dream about my ex while I was staying over with my guy! I literally woke up in a sweat and was hyperventilating because my brain was freaking out. It wasn’t a sex dream. It was worse. In this dream, my ex managed to get all of our mutual friends together to throw me a surprise party. Then he appeared out of nowhere to ask me to get back together by proposing to me. WTF?!
Fortunately, my guy didn’t wake up to notice me having a near panic attack. But still. I’m not cool with my exes invading my REM cycle! That’s my dream space, get out! I don’t even really want my exes to text me out of thin air, not to mention showing up unannounced while I’m sleeping.
But the thing is, I have zero feelings for my ex (or any of them) and am completely content with what’s happening with my new relationship. Logically, I know this dream was just a creation of my subconscious. I can’t even remember the last time I thought about my ex so maybe my brain is all “Finally, we’re done with this.”
I’m no dream expert, but here are 7 reasons why you’re dreaming about your ex:
You're Missing Some Closure
If you had a bad breakup or just don't feel like you ever got closure after your relationship, you might be creating closure in your dreams.
You Miss Them
This could be it, especially if it's a recent ex. Or even if it's not recent, you might find yourself missing your ex from time to time.
You Spent Too Much Time Stalking Them Online
If you're constantly looking at your ex's Instagram or Facebook, there's a good chance they're on your mind. And that means they're going to show up in your dreams every now and then.
You Saw Someone That Reminded You Of Them
I think this is what happened to me. I saw a guy on the subway that looked exactly like my ex so my subconscious decided to use that.
They Contacted You Recently
If you recently talked to your ex, that conversation is probably fresh in your mind. It doesn't mean you want them back, it's just a recent event that happened to pop up in your sleep.
You Had A Walk Down Memory Lane
Maybe you caught yourself thinking back over your relationship and walking down memory lane. There's nothing wrong with that at all. I had a dream about a friend who I don't talk to anymore after looking through a bunch of old pictures of us together. Same concept.
It's Totally Random
You really can't control what you dream about, unfortunately. Your ex appearing in your dream might not be a result of anything except a random selection from your brain. Try not to stress about the significance of it!
Have you ever had a dream about your ex? What do you think it meant? Tell us in the comments!