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Did You Dream About Your Ex-wife? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about your ex-wife? This is an interesting dream topic that can have multiple fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about your ex-wife.

Which interpretation sounds right to you?

What does your ex-wife mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about your ex-wife can signify unresolved issues or feelings. It's often not quite so simple though.

If the interaction was positive, it may reflect a desire for reconciliation or closure. If negative, it could represent lingering resentment or unresolved conflict. It's also possible that your ex-wife symbolizes a part of your past, or a characteristic you associate with her, rather than the person herself. This dream is a reflection of your subconscious processing past experiences and emotions.

Your ex-wife can often be a complex and intriguing dream image to analyze. To say for certain, it would be necessary to get an understanding of the dreamer's background and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about an ex-wife, Freud would suggest, is a manifestation of the unconscious mind grappling with unresolved Oedipal complexes or latent desires.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. If the interaction was amicable, it may indicate a yearning for a return to a state of equilibrium, or a need for closure. A contentious interaction, on the other hand, could signify residual animosity or unprocessed conflict. It's also plausible that the ex-wife serves as a symbol, embodying a facet of your past or a trait you associate with her. This dream, then, is a psychodynamic tableau, a reflection of your id's attempt to reconcile past experiences and emotions within the confines of the superego's societal norms.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about your ex-wife is a spiritual message from your higher self, urging you to confront unresolved emotions or past experiences. If the interaction was harmonious, it suggests a spiritual longing for closure or reconciliation. If it was discordant, it signifies a spiritual battle with lingering resentment or unresolved conflict. Your ex-wife may not represent her physical self, but rather a spiritual aspect of your past or a characteristic you associate with her. This dream is a divine nudge, encouraging you to process and heal from past experiences and emotions, allowing you to move forward on your spiritual journey.

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Which analysis of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for your ex-wife makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complex puzzle. Just about any dream image can reflect multiple things — or result from multiple forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a different explanation for dreams about your ex-wife of your own? Add your own analysis to the comment section below.

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