Dreams of death are primarily symbolic of change. If it is your boyfriend that is dying in your dream, this is usually a sign that something has changed in your relationship with him or that something huge is changing in your life.
Dreaming of your boyfriend dying can also sometimes be a shock dream brought about by avoidance of critical life issues.
Dream interpretation is subjective, unscientific, and highly personal. The below information is some possible entertaining symbolic interpretations people have had – but there’s no evidence that your dream determines your future and no one can say exactly what the dream means. The ultimate interpretation is up to you!
3 Interpretations of Dreams of Boyfriend Dying
The first thing to take away from this is that even though these kinds of dreams can be very scary, they are not any sort of omen that your boyfriend will soon die in the waking world.
In fact, more often than not, your boyfriend is only featuring in your dream as a prop to demonstrate the gravity of the death and its hypothetical effect on your life and not because the dream has anything to do with him directly.
We are going to look at 3 different interpretations of dreams of your boyfriend dying which between them broadly cover most interpretations of this kind of dream.
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1. Some Part of Your Relationship Has Changed
To interpret it in a halfway point between the literal and the figurative, some part of your relationship has died. This is not abnormal.
In the same way that we all change throughout our lives, so too will the dynamic between two people, and in true human nature, even neutral changes can be perceived as negative by virtue of them simply being different.
It is for this reason that you should not view this type of dream as being necessarily negative in its symbolic representation of your relationship. It can just be an image of two people growing separately, but not necessarily growing apart, and your mind using death as a very harsh symbol of this.
There can be a negative side to these kinds of changes as well, of course. If either your or your boyfriend’s work schedules have changed and you find that you are spending less time together, this could be the catalyst for the dream.
Other common changes in a relationship that may cause you to dream of your boyfriend dying include your intimate life becoming less active, conversations becoming less frequent, shared hobbies having less time spent on them, and increased stress and responsibility on your boyfriend’s side causing him to seem more distant.
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2. A Huge Change in Your Life Is Happening or Needs to Happen
This may sound like a rehash of the previous point, but it is actually a completely different interpretation since in this one, the dream is not about your boyfriend.
Instead, your brain is creating the image of your boyfriend’s death to symbolize that it is not just any change that you are going through, but a change that is of exceptional significance to you.
The interesting thing about this kind of dream is that the obviously negative connotations of your boyfriend dying are not representative of the type of changes you are going through.
This dream can be about a positive change. You might have gotten the big new job, moved to your perfect house, or even be about to marry your boyfriend. It is a very big change in your life in the same way that your boyfriend dying would have a very big impact on it, but none of the tragedy is carried over.
The change that your boyfriend’s death in your dream symbolizes could also be completely neutral. This is not to say that it is not a huge change in your life, just that it carries neither positive nor negative feelings with it.
Maybe a loved one has moved away and will no longer be a big part of your life, or maybe you are the one that is relocating.
If such a relocation is a distinctly negative experience for you, the change in your life that the dream represents could also just be a negative change, but that is not to say that it means that you are having some sort of premonition of your boyfriend really dying outside of the dream world.
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3. Something Critical in Your Life Is Being Avoided
There is something pretty big happening in your life, but you are avoiding it. Maybe you are doing this on a conscious level by constantly putting it to the side and pretending it does not exist, or maybe you are ignoring it until it goes away on a wholly subconscious level.
Dreaming of your boyfriend dying could be your mind’s way of letting you know that you cannot run forever and that in the same way that a person’s death is impossible to escape, so too are the issues that you have been failing to address.
In the sphere of the conscious, think about things in your life that you have been leaving to the wayside with plans to take care of them later – plans that never seem to materialize. These obligations may make you quite unhappy to deal with, but just as no one has a choice in dealing with death, you no longer have a choice in addressing these issues.
On a subconscious level, it may be a symbol of something you have been refusing to accept. Maybe you suspect that something is going seriously wrong with your health. If so, this is probably the right time to go to a doctor to have it checked out.
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We have learned that dreaming of your boyfriend dying can be representative of all sorts of change in your relationship and life, but thankfully none of these include your boyfriend actually dying in real life.
Dreams have many different possible interpretations. And in fact, the above interpretations may not even be the right ones for you! It’s really hard to actually tell what the dream means. And really, it may not mean anything – it could just be a random dream! If you want to know more about your dreams, you could talk to a dream interpreter, spiritual advisor, or even a therapist.
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