I have had dreams about an ex, one too many times. And honestly, it scared me. I do not care about you, go away, why are you in my dreams? I am supposed to be happy and peaceful, this isn't page three of a newspaper - then why is there so much drama?
Sleep is like the best part of anybody's day, the one time everything is calm and peaceful. It's not hectic or loud, just darkness and quiet - the two things everyone wants. And once you drift off, in the bright shiny light of your dreams, there he stands - your ex. Dreams about an ex are the last thing you want that late in the night when you're fast asleep.
But, even though dreams about your ex can disgruntle you, they have some hella interesting psychological significance. Unsettling, but cool nonetheless.
Each dream though has different implications - it isn't all the same. From having a hot steamy dream about an ex to fighting with your ex - it all has varying meanings.
Dreams About Seeing Your Ex
Very innocently, this can just mean that you remember all the cute, happy times you had with your ex. It's always good to reminisce, and sometimes not so consciously thinking about it can be fun. But sometimes a visit from an ex in a dream can mean that you probably have someone in your life with some of the same qualities as them, who brings out similar feelings in you as your previous relationship.
Dreams About Missing Your Ex
This one is fairly obvious, your little heart still flutters for your ex and the only way you can make it not creepy? Dream about them. Or maybe that's creepier - I don't know, you decide. But it can also mean that you just feel a little sad and lonely, and miss intimacy in general. In a dream where your ex misses you, it's just because you took the right decision and say "boy, bye." and moved on efficiently. Ironically, that may also mean you miss him just a little too because you want your ex to miss you.
Dreams About An Ex Giving You Advice
The person you dumped for being a total fool, giving you advice? Really brain? As annoying as that is, your subconscious is just protecting you from making the same mistakes you made with this ex - listen to your subconscious!!
Dreams Where Your Ex Dies
Oof, this is a big one. And a sad one, honestly. It's unsettling to have dreams about death in general, but to have one about someone you cared for and bitched about? Rough. But you don't have to feel guilty about it because the dream doesn't mean you want your ex dead, it just means you've moved on and metaphorically your ex is dead to you. So relax a little, you aren't a psychopath hoping your ex dies.
Basically, all these dreams about an ex? Nothing to worry about. You aren't secretly still in love with them, or you don't want them to literally die - you're just getting over them. It's a healthy way of coping with something that isn't easy to take - so go easy on yourself about these annoying dreams.