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Dreaming About an Ex Getting Married – What It Means

Being in a relationship can change a person up to a certain extent and sometimes they may feel as though a part of them has been left behind in it. Dreaming about your ex marrying someone else can be confusing and stir negative emotions in you, especially if you’re still recovering from the breakup. Such dreams are never fun to have and can be depressing.

If you’ve dreamed of your ex getting married, it could be telling you something about yourself and not about your ex. There are many ways of interpreting this dream, depending on its context and the other elements of it.

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Dream of an Ex Getting Married – A General Interpretation

While your ex is someone from your past from whom you’ve likely moved on, this person could still be haunting you in your dreams and thoughts. In general, it could mean that you gave too much of yourself in the relationship and that it’s now time to get that back.

This dream could also indicate that you’re neglecting yourself and the marriage between your ex and the other person represents you losing a part of yourself.

It could also simply mean that you feel as though you’re losing something dear to you. After all, even if you no longer have feelings for this person, they were once cherished and a major part of your life. Dreaming of them getting married is akin to losing something that once was yours. While the dream might not signify your ex per se, if in real life you’re feeling as though you’re losing something that matters to you, your brain is addressing this by reminding you of another time when you felt that way – when you lost your ex.

Another interpretation can be that there you are repressing a part of your inner self (a feminine or masculine aspect) and need to get in touch with it to know who you really are. Reconnecting with your ex in your dream by watching them get married may be a sign that you need to address any unresolved issues you may have.  You may also need to strengthen the relationship you have with yourself, instead of becoming distracted by external relationships.

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Dream analyst and psychologist Sigmund Freud stated that dreams represent hidden wishes. In most cases, a dream can signify the fulfilment of these wishes. This theory could apply to this dream if you and your ex ended the relationship amicably with no hard feelings and you want them to move on and be happy. However, it could also mean that you’re repressing your negative feelings about your ex being happy with someone else or are harboring the desire to return to your ex.

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If You’re in a Relationship

If you see your ex getting married in a dream and you’re in a relationship in your waking life, it could be a sign that something is worrying you. You may have recently broken up with your ex and are having concerns about entering a new relationship. 

You may think that you’re doing well and have got over your ex, but this dream could be showing you that you’re deluding yourself. It may also mean that you’re not as well-adjusted as you may think.

When your ex marries someone else in your dream, it can be a sign that any recriminations or accountability have expired. Perhaps it’s time for a fresh start, but you may want to first take a look at the breakup you’re trying to get over. It could also be time to put aside any blame or regrets that you may have about your old relationship and focus on your new one.

If your ex blamed you for the failure of the relationship, this dream may imply that you’re afraid of being hurt in the same way again. Your subconscious mind could be giving you a warning that your new relationship is or will soon be going down the same path and could end in failure. It can be a wake-up call, alerting you to be vigilant of any possible mistakes you made in your previous relationship that you may be making again.

If Your Breakup was Painful

If things between you and your ex did not end amicably, this dream could be giving you a sign that it’s time to forgive them.  You may have experienced a great deal of emotional pain and you may be harboring grudges or anger against your ex. If this is the case, now might be a good time to take a deep breath and let go of the anger within you.

Dreaming of your ex marrying someone else may also indicate that they weren’t meant for you, and you need to move on. Perhaps it was not your idea to break up and you may have tried to repair the relationship as best you could. If so, seeing them marry someone else could help you to realize that it was not meant to be and that the time has come to move on to bigger and better things in your waking life.

Fixing What’s Wrong

If you dream about your ex marrying someone else, there’s a chance that it represents your own need for spiritual transformation. Your subconscious could be bringing your past relationship to the table so that you can reflect and find out what aspects of your personality you need to change.

The dream could be a sign that while there’s no way of fixing what went wrong in the past, you can make simple changes to make things better for the future.  

Unresolved Issues

You may dream of your ex getting married to someone else, if you have unresolved issues with your ex. Perhaps your relationship ended on a bad note and there’s so much negativity between the two of you. This could be the reason your subconscious mind chose to show you this dream. It may be telling you that it’s time to gain some closure and move on from the past.

Problems in Your Current Relationship

Sometimes, such dreams have more to do with your current relationship than your previous one. It could be indicating that you have or may soon experience problems in your current relationship.

It may be a warning that you need to sit down with your partner and discuss any issues you have between you. If you’ve hurt each other, doing so could help you both to forgive each other and strengthen your relationship.

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Dreaming of an Ex Getting Married – What Next?

Seeing your ex getting married in a dream can be disturbing, especially if you still have feelings for them. While it may mean that you’re not yet over your ex, it can also indicate that as sad as you may be, it’s time to move on.

These dreams tend to go away on their own, but if they don’t, there are a few things you can try that could help prevent them from recurring. Try to avoid thinking about your ex before you go to bed. You’re more likely to dream about something if it’s the last thing you think about before you fall asleep. To avoid this, try distracting yourself by listening to soothing music, reading a book, or watching a happy movie. This could help the dreams to go away, but if it doesn’t, you may want to talk to someone close to you about what you’re going through or to a counselor.

Dreams are typically influenced by what goes on in our waking life. If you’ve just got out of a relationship, the memories and feelings could still be fresh, causing you stress and anxiety. Your subconscious mind absorbs everything that happens to you in your waking life including information, brain processes, and stimuli which can manifest in your dreams.

If you do have unresolved issues with your ex, it might be best to talk to them so that you both can forgive, forget, and move on with your life.

In Brief

In order to understand what your dream could mean, it’s important to try and remember as much as you can about the dream. This is easier said than done since dreams have the tendency to fade away once you’ve woken up. The more you can remember about the dream, the more accurately you’ll be able to interpret it. 

While seeing your ex marrying someone else in a dream could leave you feeling sad, frustrated, or full of regrets, it could also help you to understand yourself and your current state of mind. As a result, you may find it easier to move on. It’s only when you pay attention, notice, and reflect that you can gain a deeper meaning and an understanding of these dreams.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.