Do you often dream about your ex, a sign you have to get back? This is the Meaning of Dreaming of Ex-Girlfriends According to Experts

Do you often dream of ex-girlfriends? Moving on from your ex isn't easy, especially if you've been through a lot together for a long time. Don't be surprised if you end up dreaming of your ex often.

Ex-boyfriend dreams are actually a common thing. While it's nothing to worry about, it's bound to cause frustration, especially if you're trying to get over your ex.

So, is there a way to stop dreaming about your ex? And actually, what is the meaning of dreaming of an ex-girlfriend? Come on, see the explanation below!

Why Ex-Girlfriend Appears in Dreams?

Maybe you often wonder, what does it mean to dream of an ex-girlfriend? According to Layne Dalfen, a dream analyst, dreaming of your ex may not be about the ex itself.

"Typically, dreams are more metaphorical, so it's less about your ex and more about 'what they represent to you'," explains Dalfen, as quoted by Elite Daily.

Meanwhile, according to Theresa Cheung, a dream expert and writer, dreaming of an ex-boyfriend is very common because the dreaming mind knows there are strong emotions involved. This is what causes you to remember this kind of dream.

But according to Dalfen, dealing with these emotions is a way to stop dreaming about your ex. Once you understand why the subconscious brings up the former figure in a dream, you can remove the figure from the dream.

The Meaning of Dreams of Ex-Girlfriends Depends on the Role

According to Lauri Loewenberg, a professional dream analyst, the meaning of dreams about ex-girlfriends depends on what role the ex plays in life. If you've been dreaming about your last ex-boyfriend lately, your subconscious may be trying to help you come to terms with the end of the relationship.

But it turns out, dreaming of the last ex-girlfriend is not the most common type of dream, you know!

"The ex we dream about the most, however, is our first love," she says. "When that first love appears in a dream, it's not the real them. It's your own passion. And your subconscious may be doing a comparison between your past and present life: Are you bored? Is your current relationship lacking? Spice?"

Furthermore, dreaming of an ex-boyfriend who is your first love is a sign that your subconscious is telling you that it's time to continue to add sparks of love to your current relationship. Or it could be, this is a sign for you to find something that can bring that same joy into your life.

However, if you dream of an ex-girlfriend with a toxic relationship history, this indicates that there may still be some hurt feelings left. "Dreaming of an abusive or cheating ex is a strong indication that you haven't been able to let go of the distrust, anger, and hatred they have created," says Loewenberg.

Dream of Ex-Girlfriend Doesn't Mean You Have to Get Back

When dreaming of an ex-boyfriend, have you ever thought that it was a sign to get back with him? Regardless of which ex is present in the dream, this does not mean that you have to get back with him, yes!

Maybe there are some things that still need to be resolved from the relationship that has run aground. "Or there are lessons you should learn from the relationship and need to apply to your current relationship or other aspects of your life," Cheung says.

Tips to Stop Dreaming of Ex-Girlfriend

So, how do you stop dreaming of your ex-girlfriend? Changing the mindset could be the answer.

According to Loewenberg, dreams are a continuation of what we think about that day. If you often think about your ex and reflect on how you feel about past relationships, chances are that the dreams that appear can continue the thought processes that are going on inside you.

Loewenberg recommends filtering out thoughts about your ex-girlfriend before going to bed. You can do journaling and get all thoughts out of your ex through a journal.

This helps you to sort out all the jumbled thoughts. Instead of sticking around in your head, thoughts about your ex will come out of your head and put on paper. Slowly, the figure of your ex-girlfriend no longer bothers you in your dreams.

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