A dream involving an ex-friend can be a bitter experience, bittersweet, healing, or even cathartic, depending on the scenario, and how your friendship ended.
You may dream of someone who you still counted among your friends up until recently, or someone you had fallen out with many years ago.
There are many reasons why you might dream of a former friend. You may still be coming to terms with the end of your friendship, you may miss them, or perhaps this friendship marks a specific time in your life that your subconscious is trying to get you to pay attention to.
Let’s take a closer look at what a dream of an ex friend might mean to you.
Why Am I Dreaming Of Someone I Used To Be Friends With?
A dream of someone you used to be friends with can be a call to forgive their mistakes or your own, reconcile yourself with the end of this connection, and release any hold they still have over you.
This dream may be a way of processing what happened between you. After a dream like this, you may find you’re more able to move forward in waking life, and leave this experience behind you, so you can concentrate on what’s ahead.
Or, sometimes a dream of a former friend can suggest that you’re not over how this relationship ended, or that it ended at all, no matter how much time has passed.
The Detailed Meaning Behind A Dream Of An Ex-Friend
Someone you used to be friends with manifesting in your dream may reflect feelings of injustice or being wronged in your waking life.
You’re feeling similarly to how you did when this friendship ended, and it’s only the cause that isn’t the same. When things get tough in waking life, your subconscious may remind you of what you’ve been through, drawing up similarities between the past and the present.
You may also dream of a former friend when you regret what happened between you, and how your relationship was left.
A dream like this may be a sign that your former friend is thinking of you, or it’s time to move on from this experience, and leave all emotions of the past behind.
Your subconscious may show you your former friend in a dream so that you have to pay attention to your mistakes, especially if you relive the argument or circumstances that led to the end of your relationship.
It could be that you’re about to make similar mistakes in your waking life, or you haven’t yet consciously recognized the signs that someone is acting in the same way your former friend did to end your relationship.
It may be a call to repair any relationships in your waking life that are teetering on the edge of destruction, though it may just seem like an ordinary argument, some relationships have ended over very minor issues that have blown up over time.
If you are someone that believes in spirit guides, a dream of a former friend may be your spirit guide’s way of warning you that one of your closest relationships is suffering in some way, and you’d do well to repair it.
A dream of a former friend can be a difficult experience, but your subconscious mind throws you into this scenario for a reason. It may be a way of forcing you to confront the experience, or to stop it happening again with someone else in your life.
Pay attention to your feelings in the dream, as this will guide your way to the message your subconscious is trying to get through to you.