Dreams can feel so real that when we have one where we do something that we’d never actually do in real life, it can freak us out. We’re happy when we wake up and realize it was all just a dream, but it’s still unsettling. And dreaming about cheating on our S.O. can send us into a full-on panic, but it’s actually pretty common. According to a new survey of 1,000 people, 60% admit to having a dream about being unfaithful to their partner.
So what does it mean when we have a dream about doing the dirty with an ex? Relationship psychologist Karin Anderson Abrell assures us it’s nothing to worry about. She says it’s more about the brain cycling through the day’s experiences and thoughts than anything else.
Anything from running into your ex in person to seeing something they posted on social media can trigger a dream about a past partner, Abrell explains. So dream-cheating with your ex is probably just the result of your slumbering brain going back to a familiar place, and not you actually wanting to get back together.
And what if the person you cheated with in your dream was totally random? Abrell says that could be the result of seeing a stranger and thinking they were hot, so they stuck in a corner of your mind. Same goes if you dream about having a love affair with some cutie from TV. She says, “People freak out about this, but they shouldn’t.”
Source: Women's Health