What It Means To Dream About Your Ex (And How To Stop)


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We ALL have a bad ex story and while you might not be able to avoid them on social media and in real life, you would think your dreams were safe, but sometimes you have a weird dream about them and it’s awkward!

You’ve probably heard before that dreams are metaphorical, but there's a different meaning behind your ex being in these dreams, depending on which ex you are dreaming about:

  • A dream about your most recent ex indicates the breakup is fresh and your subconscious is actually doing you a favor by trying to help you come to terms with it.
  • The ex we tend to dream about the most, is usually our first love. These dreams could be a sign to find something that can bring this same sort of excitement into your life again.
  • Dreaming of a toxic relationship you were a part of probably means you have some lingering hurt feelings.

Experts say your dreams are a continuation of your thoughts and the best way to prevent your exes from popping up is to get rid of those thoughts with journaling or talking to yourself out loud. Whatever you do just don't take those dreams as signs to get back with an ex!!


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