Waking up from an unpleasant dream can be unsettling especially if the dream you had involved a subject that is too close to home.
One of those super upsetting dreams that might leave you shaken is the dream where your partner is cheating on you.
That feeling of betrayal and great pain in your heart feels so real in the dream and when you wake up sweating, a few traces of the pain still linger until it dawns on you that it was just a dream. It would be great if you first established what could be causing such a dream.
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- Why you have dreams about your partner cheating
- Common dreams about a partner cheating
Why you have dreams about your partner cheating
There could be various explanations on why you keep experiencing such dreams and they are as follows.-
- You feel betrayed.
Often times it doesn’t mean that you have been betrayed by your partner. You could be feeling betrayed by someone else close to you like a co-worker, a parent, a friend, neighbor and so on.
It might not even have anything to do with your partner. So before you start becoming suspicious of your significant other take a look around you and think about who might be betraying you.
- You feel insecure in your relationship
You could be having the best partner who isn’t cheating, but you feel insecurity and a possibility that he might cheat because maybe he works with very beautiful co-workers or closely relates to sexy-looking women at church or in some other social setting.
Sometimes it could also be because your partner travels a lot or spends too much time at work which makes time spent together very little.
You could openly talk to your partner about these issues to prevent them from affecting your relationship in the long-run.
- You are cheating on your partner
You could be betraying your partner and feeling guilty about it. It doesn’t have to be cheating it could be anything else. Your partner doesn’t know you are doing this.
You might also be considering cheating on your partner and you even have someone who you are planning to cheat with.
Whether you are cheating, contemplating cheating or doing something else that your partner would not approve, the dream could be your subconscious’ way of warning you from continuing or carrying out the act.
- You haven’t gotten over being cheated on
You could be experiencing this dream because your partner in the past or present relationship cheated on you and you are not over it. This dream is, therefore, an indication of your need to build trust in your relationship for it to last.
- Your partner isn’t showing you any affection
You could be experiencing neglect from your partner who isn’t giving you any time of day or night for reasons only known to him.
He could be coming home and getting straight to bed claiming to be tired and hardly even touching or kissing you.
The last time you were intimate could have been months ago. This could obviously be affecting you and that is why you are experiencing the dream.
It could also be a sign that something should be done to improve your relationship or the slow death it is currently on will eventually reach its end and you won’t have a relationship anymore.
Common dreams about a partner cheating
There are common dreams about partner cheating and they are as follows.-
Dream about your partner cheating
When you experience this dream, it doesn’t mean that your partner is actually cheating. It could be that you feel that something else is taking too much of their time and they are not 100% focused on the relationship.
It could either be a case of a third wheel in the relationship or you could just be feeling insecure because of the current circumstances or maybe a history of infidelity.
Dream about your partner cheating with one of your siblings
This could be a very unsettling dream and might be an indication that you could be viewing that particular sibling as a rival. Not necessarily a rival in your relationship but in other life matters and all things you consider important.
You might be trying too hard to measure yourself against this sibling in everything that you do. Perhaps an attitude change could help because if you continue harboring this rivalry it might result in unpleasant occurrences.
Dream about your partner cheating on you with multiple people
This is another very disturbing dream. It could be a sign that you will be forced to work or deal with someone or a group of individuals that you detest or simply can’t get along with.
You might have had some past experiences that you would prefer not to repeat which is why you don’t want any close association with them.
You will find it difficult accomplishing the task ahead of you in an environment that you consider tough and negative.
Dream about your partner confessing about cheating on you
When you have this dream, it could be an indication that your partner is in some way not satisfied with the current relationship or situation.
He could be working or thinking on ways to make things better for both of you. It will be up to you to support him in making these changes for a better future.
Dream about confronting your partner about their cheating.
This dream could be a sign of your daily frustrations and anxieties about the things you do every day. Might be tasks at work, household chores or home projects that you never get around to finishing.
You could also be experiencing daily conflicts and fights within your relationship. The dream could simply be a sign of your need to face everyday issues and plan to succeed.
Plan on the resources to take care of the things that need taking care of so you don’t experience frustrations, panic, and disappointment.
A good plan and a great execution strategy of the plan could be what you need to make your days more productive and less stressful.
Dreams about your partner cheating aren’t pleasant but before you turn an accusing finger on your partner, have a look at why the dreams come.
It might not be about cheating at all as we have seen above. Above all remember as much detail about your dream so you can easily interpret the meanings.