Ever cheated in a dream? Or maybe you’ve recently dreamt about your partner cheating on you?
Shocking, isn’t it?
All the more so if you have a solid relationship.
However, before you run to a relationship councilor, or begin to react in a way that may sabotage your relationship, you may want to wait for a moment…
Because, if you’ve experienced a cheating dream, then you’re definitely not alone.
Not only is it extremely common, but it’s very often misunderstood.
Want to know what’s behind it all?
Keep reading and you’ll discover:
What does it mean if you dream your partner is cheating on you?
What does it mean if I cheated in my dream?
Facts about dreaming about cheating
Reasons why you have cheating dreams
Dreams about cheating with an ex
What to do if you’re having dreams about your partner cheating?
1. What does it mean if you dream your partner is cheating on you?
Why would your partner be cheating on you in your dream?
It can be one of the worst sensations in the world.
Even if you know your partner is totally faithful in the waking world.
But, before you jump to conclusions and throw accusations, know this…
When it comes to dreams, there’s more than meets the eye.
Because it can really mess with your head. And that’s the last thing we want, right?
Understand that dreams are not predictions. They aren’t actual representations of reality.
It’s better to think of a dream as a symbol. And your job is to “understand the message” behind the symbol.
In fact, what’s really important is to take notice of how you feel.
So, how did you feel when you dreamt about your partner cheating on you?
Did you feel betrayed, devastated, or mad when it happened?
In reality, your dream may have nothing to do with your partner. Any emotions of betrayal or outrage can be due to the relationship you’re having with a close friend, colleague, or family member.
You may be relieved to learn that your partner probably isn’t cheating. But there is more to it.
Dreaming about your partner cheating is likely to be because of a deep fear you have. Of course, it may be related to your partner cheating.
Or, perhaps it relates to something completely different. Oftentimes, it’s a question of mistrust.
If you think this is the case then try to understand where your trust issues are coming from.
If you’re still upset about your partner cheating on you in your dreams, then you can always try having an open discussion with them. But, don’t blame them. After all, it was your dream, not theirs.
Having a friendly discussion where you’re working together, side by side to address your fears can serve to build a stronger relationship.
2. What does it mean if I cheated in a dream?
Have you dreamt about cheating on your partner lately? How was it? Do you feel electrified, or completely disgusted with yourself?
You could be the most honest, loyal and trustworthy person in the world. And, while you can control most of your actions in the real-world, it doesn’t work that way in dream world.
So, what does it mean if you’ve cheated on your partner in a dream?
First off, breathe a sigh of relief.
It doesn’t simply mean you’re betraying your partner.
However, it does suggest that you’ve compromised your integrity in some way. Have you been dishonest about anything recently?
And, there’s always one thing that makes things worse.
What about if you dreamt about cheating with someone you know.
Let’s just say, things can feel a little awkward the next time you see that person.
Again, don’t panic.
It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person who’s about to sabotage your relationship.
In actual fact, it means that you’re probably spending too much time on an area outside of your relationship. And you may be neglecting your partner in the process.
And finally, what if you got caught cheating on your partner in a dream?
Again, it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with your partner.
Frankly, it is possible to mean that you did something that you feel guilty about, and this dream could help you to clear your conscience.
3. Facts about dreaming about cheating
So, you’re probably wondering how many other people in the world have cheating dreams?
What’s more, almost 30% of these people thought their dream meant they had feelings for another person.
After all, it was Freud that said our dreams reveal our subconscious desires.
However, many of his theories have since been replaced by more rational explanations.
For example, it was Carl Jung who said that a dream doesn’t necessarily reveal repressed desires. But it’s rather a symbol of something occurring in your life.
36% of the surveyed individuals had a much more healthy perspective.
They felt the reason why they had a cheating dream was actually down to a difficult decision they had to make in their lives.
Maybe these are the classy people you’d be better off identifying with.
4. Reasons why you have cheating dreams
So, hopefully by now, you’ve understood that dreaming about your partner cheating just doesn’t necessarily mean that your partner is cheating.
But, on the other hand, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your relationship is perfect.
Your dream could be your subconscious, letting you know that there are issues that need to be addressed.
Your dream could mean one of the following four things:
• You’re concerned that your partner will cheat or you suspect that they’re currently cheating.
• You’ve been cheated on before. And you’re not over it.
• Your relationship has a ‘third wheel’ – not necessarily another potential romantic interest. It could easily be a job, friend, baby, or pet cat.
• You’re feeling betrayed.
5. Dreams about cheating with an ex
This one is likely to have you waking up in a cloud of guilt.
And, it’s understandable why.
It’s one thing to dream about cheating on your partner, but for to be with someone you were romantically involved with…
That takes things to the next level.
However, this dream doesn’t usually mean that you’re longing to be back with your ex.
It’s more likely that your focus in life has been away from your partner.
So, while you’re not physically cheating. Maybe you are cheating your partner out of your precious time and attention.
And, this one has a simple solution:
Try spending a bit more quality time with your partner.
6. What to do if you’re having dreams about your partner cheating?
Always look for the positive in dreams.
You’ve received a direct signal from your subconscious. Use this. And take action.
It can be a great conversation starter. A light-hearted intro into a deeper and more meaningful discussion about relationship issues.
On the other hand, you can easily do nothing.
If you’re secure in your relationship and comfortable in yourself, then maybe it doesn’t require a chat with your partner
If you do decide to take this course of action, just bear in mind the following…
Ignoring a dream that genuinely doesn’t bother you is one thing. But, if you genuinely felt bad and it’s eating away at you, then it’s best to address the issue. Especially if the dream is replaying again and again.
It’s important to reflect on any negative feelings you experienced during the dream. Try and get to the bottom of them. This can reveal a lot about your emotional state.
So, before taking action, here’s what not to do.
Don’t ever blame your partner. Let go of any ill feelings towards them. Remember, that they haven’t done anything wrong in the waking world.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s discuss the best course of action to take.
Consider the following steps:
• Approach your partner. But, when you do, stick to what happened in the dream and how it made you feel.
A phrase like “I dreamt that you were in bed with someone else and it really hurt me” is acceptable. Please don’t tell them “you cheated on me in a dream. Why would you do that to me?” This will put them on the defensive and is unfair to them.
• Encourage your partner to speak up. Try to see things as you and your partner working side by side to find a solution to any relationship problems you’re encountering.
• Decide if there is a deeper relationship issue that you need to discuss.
Not only are cheating dreams very common, but they tend to have a huge impact on the dreamer. More so that most dreams.
Although, like with any dream, it’s essential that you don’t jump in and take action straight away.
Remember that a dream isn’t a reflection of reality.
It’s more like a symbol. And, whatever the dream, remember that it’s presenting you with an opportunity. It’s like you have a direct line of communication with your “higher self.”
So, after experiencing a cheating dream, always pause for a moment and take some time to reflect… And only then should you decide on the wisest course of action.