Dream Interpretation: I Keep Running Away from My Ex

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. This week, a reader asks Lauri:

I keep having this dream and my ex is in it. Same dream just different places. It’s always with him and his sister. I always end up walking into them. I talk to the sister but he is quiet and walks away. I had a different dream where the same thing happened but this time I ran away when his sister wanted us to talk. This dream always comes back. He and I do still talk and we’ve remained friends and there are still feelings between us. I don’t know if this has anything to do with it . Help please.

Lauri: I believe it has everything to do with it! Our dreams are most often connected to unresolved issues. It seems to me that the lack of communication between the two of you in these dreams is a direct result of something that is going unsaid between the two of you in waking life. And that unsaid something is most likely the feelings you both still hold for each other.

It’s interesting that he is the one that always walks away and I think it is because of one of two reasons: he’s the one that ended the relationship OR you feel he is the one that should bring up what has been unsaid all this time… and he never does. However, in the latest of this series of dreams you RUN away. AY yi yi mija! I think that is a good indication that deep down, you know it is best that a romantic relationship with this boy should not be rekindled. Remember, he’s an ex for a reason.

The dreams will stop when some sort of finality is made. Initiate the conversation and get that closure you need or decide to close your heart to him so you can open it to someone you can have a lasting relationship with.


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  1. My grandfather before he died was a mystic. I was looking through his journals and I saw him write something similar.
    When he was 26 his girlfriend left him. They were so in love so he didn’t know why she would just dump him like that.
    He longed for her so much, he kept on having dreams of talking to her but she running away. He finally decided to let her go and the dreams stopped.
    Suddenly months later he began to have dreams that she was trying to talk to him, trying to hold him, but he was the one running away.
    One week later she showed up on his porch crying and telling him that she is sorry, misses him and wants them to rekindle their love.

    So I am thinking maybe a dream about an ex chasing you indicates that they are thinking about you and want you back.

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