If you had a dream about cheating on your boyfriend and girlfriend, it doesn’t mean that you are a bad person and you are thinking about doing it in your waking life. There are times when your subconscious mind plays some tricks on you to deliver a message.
When you dream about cheating on your partner, you always end up confused and ashamed since you have no idea why you’ll dream about something like that. Don’t worry! This is not a sign of infidelity, distrust, and betrayal IRL. We will help you figure out what this kind of nightmare means.
Dream of cheating on your partner
Cheating on your partner in a dream and vice versa has a lot of explanations. You don’t need to be worried because you are not doing any mistakes. Here are some of the things that you need to know once you encounter cheating dreams.
1. You Feel Guilty
One of the reasons why you usually dream about having an affair is because of your guilt. It may be because you are not giving a lot of time and effort in your relationship or your partner is the only one making some effort in your real life.
It serves as a wake-up call to work on that balance and stop neglecting your partner. Always put some time and effort into your relationship even if you are busy with work. You want to be the boss, but you are working for a company you don’t like.
2. You Cheated on your Past Relationship
Another reason is the guilt that you feel because of cheating in your past relationship. It may be because you didn’t tell your current partner about what you did in the past and you are starting to feel guilty about it. If you dream of cheating, make sure that you open up everything to your partner including your past.
3. Something’s Missing in your Relationship
The excitement and passion about your relationship suddenly disappear, which is why you are starting to dream about cheating on your partner. It’s like the spark that brought you together is already gone.
If you feel like this, make sure that you spend more time with your partner. You can go to different places and travel with him or her.
4. You’re Cheating Yourself
Remember that dreams about cheating on your partner are rarely about sex and it is usually about the feelings and emotions that you have. If you suddenly had this kind of dream, it might imply that you are cheating yourself.
It may be because you are trying to spend your time working for a company when you’ve always wanted to start your own business.
5. There’s Third Wheel in your Relationship
It doesn’t mean that someone is taking your partner from you. It means that your partner is currently doing other things and it takes too much of their time. There’s a chance that your partner suddenly started hiking and she spends her weekends in the mountains.
6. Not Trusting your Partner
If you dream that you are getting cheated on, it means that you don’t trust your partner. Even if he/she doesn’t do anything, you might think that he/she is cheating on you. This is because of your past experiences. It might be because someone cheated on you in the past.
7. A lot of Insecurities
This kind of dream can also mean that you have a lot of insecurities about yourself. It may be because you did not get the job promotion that you’ve always wanted or your partner decided to spend time with other things instead of spending it with you.
We all feel insecure, but if you start dreaming about getting cheated on, it means that your insecurity has reached new heights.
Specific Scenarios About Cheating on your Partner
Dreams about cheating on your partner have different explanations depending on how you remember the dream. There are different scenarios in the dream that would help you figure out the exact explanation for it.
1. Cheating with a Stranger
If you dream about your partner cheating with a stranger, it might mean that you feel cheated out on quality time. Instead of spending time with you, he or she would rather spend it working or spend too much time playing games. This is an underlying issue for most people.
This is a very common issue, especially if your partner decides to do other things instead of being with you. The intimacy is starting to disappear. Make sure that you talk to them and let them know how you feel. Instead of telling them that they are cheating in your dream, ask for more time from them.
2. Cheating with Someone You Know
This kind of dream is very common, especially if you think that somebody that you and your partner know is more successful than you. It might be a type of jealousy since the other person has a better-paying job than you or he/she is more beautiful/handsome than you.
It’s okay to feel this way, but do not let jealousy eat away at your life. You will be depressed and you will experience anxiety if you focus on the achievements of other people. The best thing that you can do is to do your best with what you are doing instead of looking at another person’s success.
3. Cheating with his/her Ex
Remember that dreaming about this doesn’t mean that your lover is literally cheating with his/her ex. There is a chance that you’ve been comparing yourself to his/her ex and you are losing terribly. This kind of issue can lead to multiple fights, especially if your partner doesn’t want to talk about her past.
What you can do is take some time alone and figure out your strengths. Try to remember why he/she chose you and the qualities that made him/her fall in love with you. You can focus on that and try to improve yourself.
4. Cheating with Someone You’re Close To
What would happen if you dream about your partner cheating on someone you’re close to? It might be a friend or relative and it is starting to eat away at your sanity. Basically, it doesn’t mean that your wife or husband is actually cheating on you. This dream means that the other person has something that you want.
The other person may have a baby already or their job is something that you’ve always wanted. It’s not a type of jealousy, but you are starting to think about your future and the path that you want to take.
5. You are Caught in The Act While Cheating
There are instances where you will be caught in the act while you are cheating. Dreaming something like this means that you need to clear your conscious and tell your partner the truth. Take note that it is not related to having sex without another person.
It’s possible that you made a mistake in the past and you haven’t told your partner. It might imply that you are starting to feel guilty because you are hiding something from him or her.
6. Cheating with More Than One Partner
Most men want to experience an orgy at least once in their life. Not sure about women, but this kind of dream often happens to men. When you had this kind of dream, it means that you are starting to split your attention into multiple activities. You are doing so many things at the same time.
However, by doing this, your partner is losing the precious time that you should be giving him or her. If you really want to try something new, make sure that you balance everything. You still need to have enough time for your partner.
7. Partner Swapping
If you dream about partner swapping, it means that there is something with other people that you want in your relationship. You are seeing something in other relationships that you want to have. They are probably traveling multiple times a year or they always go on vacation.
There is also a chance that they already have a baby and you want to have one as well. It’s fine if you want to have what other relationships have, but make sure that you talk about this with your partner. By talking to them, you can be clear with what you want and you can hear their explanation as well.
Dreaming about cheating on your partner is not something that you should be worried about. It doesn’t mean that you want to do it. This is only a way for your unconscious mind to tell you that there are things that you want to happen in your relationship.
A certified dream analyst can help you out with your problems. Don’t be stressed with your cheating dreams and find a way to get the meaning of them.
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