The easy answer to this question is no. If you see your ex over and over again in your dreams, it does not mean that he misses you or is thinking about you. There is an old superstition that dreaming of someone means that that person is thinking about you. While this superstition sounds nice, it is simply not the case.
If You See Your Ex Again and Again in Your Dreams, Does It Mean He Is Missing You?
Even if you were the one who broke up with him, it is completely natural to miss him. You might hate certain personality traits, but there were moments in the relationship that you miss because it was not all bad. Because you miss him, it is quite likely that you will dream about him a lot. You were together and in love. You have strong feelings and memories built up about him. Even though you know that you are not together, your subconscious still has memories of being with him. Because of this, you will probably have dreams about him off and on for months or even years.
Over time, your subconscious mind may start to recognize that you are starting to move on. Once this happens, your dreams may change. Instead of being romantic or passionate, they may show him dating a new girlfriend or he may be just a friend in the dream. When this happens, it is actually a good sign. It means that your subconscious mind is starting to realize that the relationship is over, and it is finally letting you get over him. You realize that nothing more can happen, and you are ready to let him go.
Does He Miss Me?
While it is possible that he misses you, it is just as likely that he has moved on. A dream can only show your own state of mind, so there is no way to know how he feels in real life. If he told you that everything is over and never reached out to you again, then he probably does not miss you or want to be together.
You can only judge his feelings based on what happens in real life, so be very careful about listening to your dreams. Your dreams show your subconscious mental state and not his. It is very easy to dream about someone loving you and act on it. In reality, that person may no longer be interested at all. At the very least, this could create an extremely awkward situation for you. It could also make you seem needy and push him away from you forever.
Your Mind Is Starting to Make Sense of the World
Losing someone to a break up is extremely difficult. It is one of the most difficult experiences you can go through. You expected that you would be together forever, but you found out too late that the relationship was going to end. Now, you have to figure out what the rest of your life will look like. You thought that you would spend every day in his arms, and now your mind has to make sense of the world again.
The good news is that these dreams show you are processing what happened. While you might obsess over the past now, these dreams will gradually change and go away. Instead of showing him in love with you or memories of your relationship together, they will gradually show a new life that you are able to live without him.
Why Do You Keep Seeing Your Ex in Your Dreams Again and Again?
There are a number of reasons why you keep seeing your ex in dreams, and none of them involve him missing you. The most likely reason is that you miss him and are adjusting to your new reality.
In many cases, the dreams are also just related to your memories. As a former boyfriend, you have many, many memories that he plays a strong role in. Since your subconscious mind pulls from your memories to make each dream, it makes sense that a number of your dreams would have him play a strong role.
After a break up, it can also be difficult to sleep normally. If you are not sleeping as deeply or as long each night, it may make you remember your dreams. Since you keep waking up in the middle of your dream, you are actually remembering more of them than before. You may have had just as many dreams about him before the break up, but it seems like there are more dreams now because of your changed sleeping habits.
Getting over an ex is not easy, but it is possible. While your dreams about your ex might not mean that he misses you, they are a sign that your mind is working through the break up. It might take time, but you will get back to your normal life.