Dreaming of an ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-lover, etc… is often a way of processing the relationship. Often there are things left unsaid, and hurts left unresolved. We don’t always get a chance to express our feelings or resolve our hurts in our waking life, so we process the break-up/relationship through our dreams. This way we still get resolution even if we are not physically able to speak with the person or resolve the hurt, pain, or unresolved issues from the relationship. Dreaming of an ex can also take a similar meaning as dreaming of any other person you know in your waking life. Often dreaming of a particular person symbolizes a certain quality that that person represents to you. There could be a certain quality or aspect about your ex that you admire, or that you could benefit from integrating into your own life.