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Dream Dive: Old Friend

by BetterSleep
Aug 5 2022 • 4 min read

It’s common to dream about people who are no longer a part of your life. Deceased loved ones, exes, and old friends can meet you in your slumber. You may wonder what these visitations mean after having this dream.

Your feelings and emotions have a significant impact on your mental health. Your dreams are comprised of suppressed emotions. If you have recurrent dreams about old friends, things may need to be uncovered.

Here are some of the most common meanings behind seeing old friends in dreams.

Seeing Old Friends in Dreams

The most common meaning behind seeing an old friend in a dream is that you may miss them. When your mind is fixated on something or someone, it’s common to see them in your dreams.

If this old friend previously served as guidance or assistance during troubled times, it is likely to see them in dreams when you’re in a rough space.

Here are some other things that this dream could mean:


Seeing old friends in dreams could also mean that you may seek freedom. Friends symbolize happiness and freedom. There may be a lot of responsibilities you are handling, and the weight is too much to bear.

Hugging an old friend

Hugging an old friend in a dream shows you want to be comforted. If you lack emotional support or attention, this dream shows your desire for it. Maybe there is a situation people have been giving you a hard time. Seeing old friends in dreams could mean you want someone to be understanding and supportive of you.

A deceased old friend

If you see a deceased friend in dreams, you are trying to hold on to memories. This may also point toward current relationships and how they may soon come to an end. Vividly seeing a friend die in a dream shows that you may be worried or concerned about them in your waking life.

Dreams About Losing Friends

Dreaming about losing friends is usually taken as a negative sign. Losing a friend in a dream is a common side effect of anxiety. You may have a lot of doubts about the decisions you’ve made recently. This type of dream shows that you are vulnerable or have lost confidence in yourself.

Friends can be your biggest support group. When bad choices are made, true friends give honest feedback on the matter. These dreams could mean that you feel excluded. As humans, it’s normal to want attention. Feeling left out or placed on the back burner will likely bring feelings of loneliness.

Fighting with your friend

Fighting with a friend in a dream means can mean different things. This dream normally suggests that you need to set boundaries for yourself. You may be so consumed with pleasing others that you forget to take care of yourself.

You may also be harboring emotions from past situations with your friend. Try taking time to resolve those lingering feelings.

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