Long after you two have broken up, your ex isn’t completely gone. He still makes appearances–in your dreams, that is. Whether you’re currently enjoying the single life or are in a new relationship, you might be wondering why that ex of yours pops up in your dreams, and here are a few reasons why.
Believe it or not, your dreams can actually be affected whenever you ovulate. Dr. Kelly, an Insight blogger for Psychology Today, reveals that researchers have found that as women in longer relationships approach ovulation, they desired someone other than their partner.
You miss him
It’s nothing to be ashamed of; we all have moments of nostalgia. Perhaps you’ve dreamt of him proposing or coming back to you. Whatever the case may be, this type of dream can actually be a reflection of you missing certain things about your ex or about the relationship you two shared.
You didn’t get closure from the breakup
Maybe things ended abruptly between the two of you, and you have all of these unresolved feelings still dwelling in your subconscious. Now ladies, it might be tempting to bring him back into your life after having these dreams, but remember things ended for a reason. No matter how long you’ve been having these dreams, it doesn’t mean that you two belong together. If you want to learn how to move past the hurt without contacting him, then these articles might be helpful:
Your current relationship brings out similar emotions from the past
If you’re currently in a relationship and find that your ex has been popping up in your dreams lately, then it probably means that your current partner or relationship has similar attributes to your last one.
Your brain is hard at work
If you’re starting a new relationship with someone and Mr. Ex makes his way into your dreams, then it could be your mind’s way of gathering all the pros and cons from that relationship to make sure this new one works out.