Dreaming about an Ex – What it Really Means
“I dreamt about my Ex!” Dreaming about an ex is a common dream that often occurs when you are in a committed relationship, going through a breakup or entering a new relationship. It is important to understand the whole context of the dream before you try and know the meaning.
Dreaming of your ex may show that you have unresolved feelings towards that person. Dreams about ex-lovers are quite common for individuals who have gone through painful breakups and still have lingering feelings.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About An Ex?
More times than not, dreaming about an ex (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife) does not necessarily mean that you are still in love with them. Often your mind will be revisiting the period in your life when you were with this individual. Your dream is visiting feelings and hopes that are connected with your ex. If you are dreaming of being in your twenties and married for the first time, your mind is recreating that happy experience and memory that you had in those years.
“Ex-lovers in a dream can often become a symbol of hope for love that may be currently missing in your waking life.”
Dreaming about an ex can be the subconscious minds way of remembering certain qualities that your ex-partner had that your current relationship is missing. Maybe you had an ex-boyfriend that was great with your family, while your current boyfriend is cold toward others. Certain qualities and traits that are missing in your current relationship can often show up in a dream to fill this void. You may or may not have feelings for your ex, but usually, people dream about certain qualities about an ex rather than an ex themselves.
People who are often going through stressful times in their lives will often dream of a period when life was “more straightforward.” Sometimes that period will be represented with an ex. When you are in an unsatisfying relationship, your subconscious will sometimes revisit a happier period of your life in a dream.
“Just because you dream about an ex-does not necessarily mean you are still in love with them.”
This is often the case when you have a dream of your first love. Usually, these dreams will bring you back to a place in time when the responsibilities of adulthood didn’t interfere with your freedom. This dream might be telling you that you need to recapture some of the lost vitality of your youth that was once present in your relationships.
Sometimes seeing an ex in a dream represents the return of a bad habit or bad problem. You might have been in a physically or mentally abusive relationship before. It is important to try and work out these feelings that you may have towards your ex to have a healthy relationship in the future.
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You Might Still Miss Your Ex
Sometimes the meaning of dreaming about an ex is the answer that nobody wants to hear – you still miss your ex. Dreaming about getting back together with an ex or wanting to get back together with your ex can be a sign that you still have feelings for that individual. This might be a wish fulfillment dream that is occurring because of your long desire to get back with an ex.
It is quite often to dream about an ex-proposing or even marrying an ex-boyfriend or lover. While many people believe that the dream is expressing their real feelings to you, the truth is these are usually a reflection of your feelings that are projected into your dream. Dreaming about an ex will often mean that you miss certain characteristics or aspects of the relationship.
Your Dream Is Helping You Deal With Past Emotions
When it comes to healing the mind and body, humans have natural mechanisms that allow us to experience physical and emotional pain and get over it. While you might find it extremely difficult to get over an ex if your conscious mind is constantly thinking about them, your subconscious mind will often use dreams to help process some of the emotions and thoughts that are built up inside of you.
For example, you might have ended your relationship without actually expressing how you felt about your partner. People who have a lot of built feelings towards someone might have a dream about confronting an ex and telling them what they actually felt inside about the relationship. Even though these confrontations or expressions of one’s feelings take place in the dream world, they are therapeutic and help us deal with a lot of pain and hurt.
Leaving a Relationship (After a Breakup)
If you have recently gone through a breakup with your ex, there is a good chance that they will visit you in your dreams. Dreaming about your ex after you have broken up does not mean you are meant to be together. Usually, it means your subconscious is trying to clean up some of the past issues that you might have towards this person. Dreaming about an ex can also say that you have certain unresolved feelings or issues towards this person that you haven’t dealt with. If they are constantly in your mind and your thoughts throughout your waking state, chances are you will have dreams about them at night.
Entering a New Relationship
If you just start dating someone new, then there is a good chance that you might have dreams about your old partner. Dreams about an ex- partner may signify that your psyche is trying to figure out the positives and negatives of your new partner in contrast with your old partner. If you have these dreams while entering a new relationship, it is important to look at the dream and try and find out what the dream means.
Are you are convinced that you are meant to be with your ex? It is important to remember that you broke up for a reason. Getting back together will not solve these issues unless you change the root of the problem. This book by Mike Fiore, the creator of best selling “Text Your Romance Back Into Your Life,” is a great option for people who are looking to get the romance back into their lives.
Since the bonds of a long lasting relationship are often deeply wired into our subconscious mind, they can often manifest themselves into a dream. This is why you should never be surprised if you still have dreams about an ex that you cared even if you start a new relationship. This is normal and it is part of the healing process. The mind has its way of dealing with emotional bonds that we still hold on to. Think of it as therapy for your subconscious mind.
Dreaming about an Ex while in a Relationship
Dreaming about an ex while you are dating someone new is a common dream that occurs. There are a few situations that will usually cause these dreams to happen.
Situation #1: You are in a healthy and fulfilling relationship, and you start having dreams about your ex. – These dreams will often leave us feeling guilty because we feel like we are cheating on our partner. Usually, these dreams are the subconscious way of clearing out some old baggage or issues that you might have to your previous relationship. Think of it as a natural way of healing your mind from old wounds.
Situation #2: You are currently involved in a relationship that is not satisfying you and leaving you wanting more – People who end up marrying someone they aren’t in love with or fall out of love with will often have dreams about their exes. Dreaming of an ex when you are in an unhappy relationship or marriage is your minds way of telling you that it might be time to move on.
Situation #3: – You are entering a new relationship, and your ex is still fresh in your mind from a previous breakup. Your mind is often trying to contrast the two partners and identify some of the qualities that you wish to avoid or have in your new partner.
Does Dreaming about an Ex-meaning I’m Still in Love with Him/Her?
Just because you dream about an ex-partner does not necessarily mean you are still in love with them. It can say you are still in love, but more often than not it means your subconscious mind is showing you qualities and characteristics about your ex that you are missing in your current relationship. It is important to analyze specific details about the dream like what happened to you and how did the dream end.
Certain aspects in the dream can give you clues that can help you uncover the meaning of your dream. Most dreams end up being more symbolic in their meaning and not literal. Often dreams about an ex-lover are directed at healing whatever emotional wounds or feelings that you still have towards that person. It is important to remember that these dreams are no signs telling you to get back with an ex, but rather a process that your subconscious uses to help get over your ex and move on.
If you have ever had a cheating dream make sure you read this article: Cheating Dreams – What They Mean
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Why I Hate My Ex Husband’s New Wife
There was a time when I absolutely hated my Ex husband’s new wife. I had good reasons why, but one day I realized they weren’t good and my hate grew to love.
The Day I Started Hating My Ex Husband’s New Wife
The Next Day my oldest son had a baseball game. We arrived at the game and I sat down to watch. #2 and I were hanging out eating skittles and then it happened, she arrived and he asked me, “Mom, can I go sit with her?” What?!
I hated her even more now because my kids liked her! They wanted to be with her and sit by her, and not me! They liked to talk with her and share skittles with her!
That sentence changed my life.
When Hate Turned to Love
I started to think how hard I had made her life, by not being cheerful and happy towards her. It was hard to be a stepmom and try so hard to get your family to mesh together and I was not helping. She was doing the best she could and I was hindering that all from happening. I remembered what it was like to try and establish your place in someone else’s child’s life. I remembered trying to find the balance of loving someone else’s kids and not have the kids feel as though you were trying to replace their mom. It was certainly not an easy task, and I had made it that much harder for her.
The tears streamed down my face realizing what I had done and how much time I had wasted hating someone who just was trying to make my kids’ feel loved when I couldn’t be there. I hated the person who tucked my kids in bed when I couldn’t be there and be a listening ear when they had a bad day at school when the boys couldn’t get ahold of me. I hated the person who loved my kids and who probably would never get the appreciation that she truly deserved.
Why Dolores Catania’s ex-husband Frank was disbarred
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Shortly after Cohen asked “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dolores Catania about her ex-husband Frank’s status as a lawyer at the Season 8 reunion, Page Six learned that Frank was disbarred per Supreme Court of New Jersey records.
The decision to disbar Frank was made in August 2017 and it became effective in November of that year. A representative from the Office of Attorney Ethics did not get back to us on why the lapse occurred.
Frank was admitted to the bar on June 6, 1991 and mainly focused on real estate deals, “participating in at least one hundred closings,” per court documents obtained by Page Six.
In 2010, he represented a couple and the husband’s mother in a real estate deal that required a grant from the state due to the property’s location. The couple signed a deal to purchase the home, but discovered when they needed tile insurance that $190,000 had to be placed in an escrow account to secure their payment. On the day of the closing, Wells Fargo Bank wired $287,212.80 to Frank’s trust account and he credited the transfer to his client.
The $190,000 payment remained in a trust account during this time.
Frank then cut a check to an account, Cattino Fitness, for $150,000 in December 2010 using money from that trust.
“The memo line contained the notation, ‘[client’s name contribution],’ and [Frank] recorded the disbursement on the [redacted] client ledger card,” the documents said, noting that Cattino Fitness was owned by Anthony Rottino, who had no connection to the house sale and “the purpose of the $15,000 disbursement was to cover the gym’s payroll.”
Just days later, he cut another check to a law firm for legal fees, although they did not provide any services for the real estate sale. “Rather, they were for services rendered to a Harley Davidson business owned by [Frank] and Rottino.”
A random audit of Frank’s firm’s records was announced on June 6, 2012 and took place on June 25. During the audit, the investigator found that Frank did not keep running balances on his client’s ledger cards and two accounts came up short — one short of $10,000 and one of $503.69. The investigator determined that the $10,000 gap was due to the check Frank cut to the law firm which wasn’t listed on the closing.
At that point, the investigator told Frank to deposit the money within two weeks, but he failed to meet the deadline to do so. He later wrote a letter to the investigator on July 5, saying that the shortage “resulted from a mistake made in advising the client the total amount of funds needed for the closing,” but that was found to be untrue.
He said that his clients let him move the funds to his own accounts as loans, and that he should have replaced the money sooner.
Still, eight members of the disciplinary review board voted to disbar him (one did not participate).
Dolores later admitted to Amy Phillips on “Reality Checked with Amy Phillips” that the first time she heard about the disbarment was from Cohen and that she didn’t believe the disbarment would happen while he was being audited. Frank did not tell her about it and didn’t know the footage of him being disbarred was recorded.
This storyline will play out on the current season of “RHONJ.”