Why you’re dreaming about a friend you haven’t seen in awhile

You feel so happy to see them. You laugh and everything is perfect. Then you wake up, or the dream ends, and now, you’re missing this friend so much.

Some people may have dreams about a friend who died, others can be someone who’s moved away, a friend in high school or college, an ex-partner, or a long-lost childhood friend. 

When this happens, it’s easy to let doubt and thoughts creep into our minds as to why this person keeps visiting our dreams. 

Here are 15 reasons why an old friend you haven’t seen in a while gives you “dream visits”.

1) It was an intense experience the last time you saw them

Think of it this way, your soul is recording the memory of that experience, to remember it.

And the last memory you have with this friend is extremely intense. You may have this dream, because you are trying to remind yourself of that last memory, and what happened between the two of you. This might be a memory that is still vivid in your mind.

Intense experiences with them may include:

  • a heated discussion with them
  • an argument with them
  • a painful breakup or separation with them
  • or a child or pet that passed away, during your last encounter with this person

It’s less surprising to see them in your dreams after this intense experience, because your soul will want to remember this memory.

2) You thought of them and are now missing them

Dreams about old friends can be very nostalgic to you. 

Think of it this way, when you are thinking about someone who was important to you, then your mind might just dream about that person. 

It’s already in your mind, so why not put them in a dream? Your mind may use the opportunity to do this while you sleep. It’s like they are a part of your brain. They’ll pop up there, yes they will. 

You probably miss the times you had together, and cherish those memories. They made you laugh and brought joy to your heart.

You might be having this dream, because you miss them so much, and want to see them again. 

As if that’s enough, this can also mean that you are missing all the great times that you shared together.

You are longing for the days that you spent with them, which clearly is shown since you have been dreaming about them. 

How about grabbing that phone and seeing if you could still contact them? Maybe they are having the same dream about you and thinking of contacting you. 

What’s there to lose?

3) You have unfinished business with them

Whatever unfinished business there was, usually gets worked out in the dream state–be it good or bad–but either way, the dream fulfills some purpose for both parties involved in it.

You may have had an argument and didn’t get to say goodbye. The emotions were high and your brain is likely still processing it.

Or, you may have something that needed to be told to them, but you weren’t able to.

Whatever this unfinished business is has been on your mind, and now (in the dream state) you want to relive it at least once. 

And since your soul wants to use that experience as a reminder, it can happen in a dream. 

Dreams are the perfect platform to accomplish this goal of speaking up or letting those circumstances finally be addressed. 

This can also be an indicator that something from the past has been bothering you and needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. 

4) Get clarity by speaking to a highly gifted advisor

The points in this article will give you a good idea of why you have been seeing an old friend in your dreams.

But what if you’d like advice tailored to your unique situation?

A gifted advisor can answer all sorts of questions and give you the guidance you’re searching for.

Like, is there really deep meaning to why you are seeing them in your dreams? Do these dreams have anything to do with your relationship with them?

When I spoke to someone from Psychic Source after going through a rough patch in my relationship, they really helped me out. After months of not feeling like myself, I was finally able to see my situation with better clarity and direction.

Not to mention, I was extremely impressed by how kind, empathetic and understanding of my unique situation they were.

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In a reading, a gifted advisor can tell you whether these dreams bring about important meanings, and most importantly, empower you to make the right decisions when it comes to your life.

5) You want to be a part of their life, again

Sometimes, when you were together, you were in a special way, or you were extremely close with this person. 

You probably cared and admired them a lot too. 

As if all of that isn’t enough, you might be having this dream because you want to be with them again, and in the same way that it used to be. When you are dreaming about this person, it reminds you of how special they are.

This dream can also mean that you missed the times that they saved your life from being alone, or the influence they had on you. It could also mean that you appreciated their carefree attitude and their positive outlook on life.

Any reason is valid, and there are probably a lot of reasons why you want to see this person again. 

You feel close to them, and you might be feeling that the way it was before is not a regret you want in your life. 

So, you can either try to contact this person or forget about them, because, for now, they don’t have any idea about your thoughts. 

6) It’s the last memory of them that your soul is holding on to

Our souls always want us to remember those who were close to us. They keep these memories intact, and they hold on to them, even if we have drifted apart or have trouble remembering them now. 

You might dream of an old friend because, in your soul’s mind, there is still a strong connection between you and this person, but your conscious mind may not remember them yet. 

But you have to keep in mind what was your reaction when you see them in your dreams:

  • If you were happy to see them, this means your soul is happy.
  • If you were angry to see them, this means your soul is still working on getting over the relationship. 
  • If you were indifferent about seeing them, then this means your soul wants you to reconnect with that person. 
  • If you had no reaction at all when you saw them in your dream, then this means something happened between the two of you that caused a rift or ended it abruptly.

Your soul still holds a connection with them, this clearly means that dreaming of them is more than something than nothing. 

7) They have an important message for you

Dreams may contain the answers we search for, and the mysteries and problems we have within ourselves. 

Not only that, dreams are usually interpreted as a message of some kind, that will help us find relief from whatever situation we are currently in at that moment in time.

Now that you are seeing a friend you’ve disconnected with after some time, this person may have a message for you. 

They may be manifesting you in order to let you know something.

They may want to share a positive message with you, perhaps they may want to let you know that they are happy. 

Yet here’s another possible meaning:

Dreaming about someone from the past can be a sign that it is time for you to get out there and make new friends or deepen the ones you already have. 

Whatever this person has to say could be a relief or an issue for both of you. 

So, do not ignore these dreams, take them seriously, and pay attention to the details. 

8) They are a guardian angel

Dreams about people who have passed away could be one of the most perplexing ones out there. 

If you dream of someone specific who has passed on like an old friend or a family member, then it can mean that they are now close to your soul and they want you to know that they are only a thought away from you. 

Have a sense of relief with this realization. 

However, this type of dream can also bring some sort of pain to your life. You may find that you can’t stop thinking about this person, and that seeing them in your dreams is causing you a lot of distress. 

By dreaming of an old friend like this, it might be a sign that you need to let go, and that you are reminded that they are at peace.

Sometimes these dreams are there because you still have strong emotions for this person. 

When a dream is trying to tell you something like this, it may not be easy to wake up. If waking up is difficult, it means that the emotions run deep in your subconscious mind and they may cause you stress or anxiety while you are awake as well.

You are clearly missing them, but you have to prove to them that you will treasure those happy memories you had with them.

9) You were expressing feelings that you haven’t let go of before

This old friend may be replaying in your dreams because of an experience in which you were not able to express some emotions with them. 

And now, as a way to process those emotions, and perhaps try to work through them with this old friend, it is evident that they would return and visit you again in a dream to share their part in the process with you.

Can you try to remember? Did you have a feeling of dread or anxiety when seeing them in your dream? 

Maybe you are still stuck in the situation where this person made you feel like there was no place for you in their life. 

Or, maybe there is something else that is bothering you, but it seems that it may be difficult for you to find out what it is.

These feelings need to be expressed, if you keep on denying them, you may have a hard time moving forward until you do.

10) They represent something bigger

Maybe this person represents someone you have started to become, or are becoming. 

Maybe your subconscious wants you to know that your friend will be there with you as you develop into this new growth. 

Perhaps a past memory that he or she is reminding you about may hold some wisdom for the future, whenever you do finally reconnect again.

There could be a lot of possibilities as to why you are dreaming of them, and the dream could be trying to let you know that they are tied to your development as you go forward in a new direction.

People are usually facing life changes, and most things that happen to us happen for a reason. 

It is not uncommon for people to experience several dreams about the same person over time (even if it is someone from the past), and this can mean there is a lot of deep meaning behind this person that is important for you right now. 

Regardless of how many dreams have you had about them, there was something special about them that was significant in your life.

So here’s a question, do you want to have assurance?

I mentioned earlier how speaking to a gifted advisor can reveal the truth about the meaning of having these dreams.

Rather than just analyzing the signs in the hopes of getting answers, a gifted advisor can give you real clarity on your situation.

And the best part of speaking to the folks at Psychic Source?

Not only can they give you guidance on getting confused about suddenly seeing an old friend in your dreams, but they can empower you to make the right decisions when it comes to your love life. 

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11) They are a symbol of love and/or healing

Now here’s something interesting.

Perhaps you are dreaming about someone from your past because you have guilt or some emotional issues that you need to work through. 

So what’s the best way for you to take care of these feelings? 

Dreaming about this person can be a sign that it is time for you to learn about yourself and get in touch with these emotions. 

You may have forgotten about the love you felt for this person, or maybe something happened in your life at the time and made it hard for you to hold on to these feelings. 

You are being reminded to take a look at yourself and try to understand why you are feeling the way you do.

You need to learn what is going on inside of you in order to move forward in life. 

And this is where speaking with a psychic can really be helpful, because they can help you gain insight into the reasons behind your feelings and make sure that there are no issues. 

You may have yearned for this person before, but now you suddenly feel like it is too late. 

Maybe you are tired of the pain, but you refuse to accept that these emotions are something that you need to deal with. 

Or maybe you have been trying so hard to forget about your old feelings that it is hard for you to even let yourself think about them. 

But hear me out, being able to connect with this person again can be a doorway to healing. 

If this is the case, then having dreams about them could be a sign from your subconscious to direct your attention to healing.

Try to address what’s holding back these feelings, then it will be easier for you to overcome them and have an easier time being able to move forward with your life. 

12) They are a reflection of yourself

The person you are dreaming about could be a reflection of yourself. 

Perhaps you felt like they were your support system, or that they were the one who was always there for you. 

The reason why they may appear in your dreams is because you need to reflect on yourself as well, and also try to be more present while helping yourself grow. 

No matter how far away this person may be, it makes no difference in their ability to reach out and help you realize that things can get better. Awesome, right?

They want the best for you and want to remind you of all the good times that you shared together in order to lift your spirits up in life.

When it comes to interpreting dreams, the most important thing that you need to remember is that asking yourself, “What important representation could it mean why I am dreaming of this friend?”, can give you a lot of insight. 

You may have reached out to this person at one point in your life because they were always there for you, and now they are calling on you again. 

Dreams about old friends can be a sign from the universe that it is time for you to change direction with your life and seek out how the past can help improve your future today.

13) They are an influence from the past

Dreams about old friends happen to people all over, and they can mean something different to all of them. 

The reason why dreams about people we knew in the past can be important is because they hold a special place in our minds, hearts, and our lives. 

This person could be a good friend, or maybe you were more than just friends with them at one point. 

Regardless of how close you were before, something may attract them to you again now. 

Perhaps they want you to know that they are still around and want to help you through tough times in life. 

Or maybe they are your guardian angel and want to make sure you are okay with what is going on in your life. 

Dreams about old friends can be lessons in life that awaken us. 

They can tell us what we need to change, or how we can become better. 

They can even show us that there is more than one way to live our lives, and how we are able to improve ourselves by embracing new opportunities in life.

14) They are a warning of danger

Listen to this:

The reason why they may appear in your dreams is because the universe wants you to be aware that something bad may happen to you, to the people you care for or to them if you do not take action. 

There’s a message here for you! Be very open-minded and approach this situation with caution so as not to hurt yourself or anyone around you.

Be aware of the details in your dream, there might be signs there as to how to avoid dangerous situations in the future.

Time is with you, you have to do something after receiving this warning. 

15) You need closure… for whatever reason

Maybe you dream about a person that reminds you of yourself, or perhaps you dream about someone that is similar to them in some way. 

Either way, you may have been working through some issues with this person in your life before and now they are calling on you to take care of these feelings. 

A closure dream is a sign that it is time for you to help yourself learn the answers to whatever is inside of your heart and mind.

It might be that this person is going away, or something happened before between the two of you that was hard to let go of. 

You may feel like they are the one who calls you through dreams and wants you to get over whatever it is that is holding you back. 

Maybe it’s time for a new start, whether in your life or with this person in your dreams. 

The problem may be that the person you want to reconnect with is actually someone who wants to hurt you. 

Whatever the case, when it comes to interpreting dreams and dreams about friends, it is important to remember that no matter who they are, they all have a purpose in your life. 

So do not think of this occurrence as “bad” or “wrong” because there could be something that you need to learn from this. 

It’s happening for a reason, and your mind is trying to wake you up so that you can realize what it is.

Final thoughts

Being able to interpret your dreams and dreams about friends is important because it can help you to better understand why certain things may be happening in your life.

Dreams are important, even the ones we have about old friends, because they can awaken our spirits to the truth and show us that what we need is right in front of us. 

They can also be a sign of closure, and could tell us that it is time for us to move on with our lives by either doing something different or getting over a situation in our life. 

If something is holding you back from living a happier, more fulfilled life, then by all means, let your mind lead the way. 

Your subconscious mind is always ready to listen and help awaken your spirit to what the universe has for you. 

All you have to do is be ready. 

I mentioned Psychic Source earlier. They’ve consistently helped me in the past when I’ve felt stuck in a rut.

That’s why I always recommend them to anyone facing issues with your relationship with other people, whether with an old friend or an old flame. Their advisors can help you get to the root of your problems and guide you in making empowered decisions about your future.

When I got recently signed up for a love reading, I was blown away by how kind and genuinely helpful they were. 

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