Dreaming of an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend is a very common dream, in fact so common that most of us have probably had this dream at one point of time or another. What this isn’t is a literal dream, which means that if you’re making out with your ex-girlfriend in your dream, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to get back together with her in real life. Dreams about an ex-girlfriend are most common when you’re either entering a new relationship or exiting one. A break-up, even with a different person, often as a trigger to dream about other ex-girlfriends.

What does it mean? Well, it depends on what you’re doing in the dream and what your current feelings are towards that ex-girlfriend. How you parted and whether there are any residual emotions or issues still left unresolved may also play a part in the meaning of this dream. It’s safe to say, however, that your dream is possibly a representation not necessarily on the person herself, but of the relationship as a whole. If you dream, for instance, that you’re back together with her, consider if it’s because you miss certain aspects of that relationship. What lessons have you learned from that relationship? What mistakes did you make then that you don’t want to repeat now?

If you’re a woman dreaming about your partner’s ex-girlfriend, it’s possible that you’re feeling insecure and unappreciated in your relationship.