Having a dream where you are being cheated on is very common, and it can feel very confusing.
You might wake up in a panic – you've just awoken from seeing your beloved locking lips with someone else. Of course, you will probably be feeling angry, betrayed, or upset. It feels genuine, so much so that it can affect you in your waking life.
However, you can positively look at this dream. It might be highlighting some relationship problems or underlying issues you have with yourself. You can use your dream to your advantage and better yourself.
It is essential to say that it is rare for a dream of cheating to mean that your partner is cheating on you. It is possible, but there are many more meanings behind it than that. So, don't jump to that horrible conclusion too soon.
I hope that this article will help you to understand what your dream may mean so you can move forward with a positive outlook, not a scared one.
- 0.1 1. Your dream might be showing your insecurities within yourself.
- 0.2 2. Your dream might represent that there is a third wheel in your relationship.
- 0.3 3. Your dream might be telling you that you're still hurt from someone cheating on you previously.
- 0.4 4. Your dream could mean that someone close to you (not your partner), is betraying you.
- 0.5 5. The dream could be showing you that you have insecurities with the relationship.
- 0.6 6. The dream could be entirely accurate, and he could be cheating on you.
- 1 Conclusion
1. Your dream might be showing your insecurities within yourself.
A lot of the time, dreams of cheating do not necessarily happen because you are having problems within your relationship; they can be bringing up underlying insecurities within yourself.
So, if you're having these dreams, it's best not to wake up and blame your partner straight away.
Think of yourself. Why do you think you had a dream about cheating? Perhaps it points to the fact that you're insecure in yourself.
Do you not feel entirely happy and secure with what you are doing in your life at the moment? Are you possibly insecure about your job? Maybe you're worried that your friends are not honest with you? Are you just feeling a little uncertain about your body image?
Many factors can make you feel insecure. At some points in our lives, we all feel insecure, so maybe this is what you are going through at the moment.
If you really think about yourself and what you are doing in your life at the moment, you might be able to find a few factors in your life that aren't making you feel as safe and secure as you could be.
This will be having nothing to do with your relationship, but it could be affecting your relationship. So, if you work on yourself, you are also going to be benefiting your relationship indirectly.
What to do next?
If you suspect that this is the reason you might be having dreams of being cheated on, you need to start digging down as to why you feel this way and try to work on it. Change things in your life that you are not happy with. Maybe talk to your partner about the fact you are going to be concentrating on yourself more, assuring them that it will benefit your relationship too.
Once you are feeling more secure and happy within yourself, you will most likely find that not only will your relationship go from strength to strength, but these types of dreams will become much less frequent.
2. Your dream might represent that there is a third wheel in your relationship.
Now, when I talk about the third wheel in your relationship, I don't mean that there is someone third wheeling you. In this context, a third wheel could be anything that is interfering in your relationship. Most likely, it will be to the point where you no longer feel like there is only the two of you in the relationship.
It could be anything from a job that starts taking too much of their time, to your child together. Anything that makes you feel cheated out how much time you spend together, just you two.
Things like if your partner gets a more full-time job starts a business or if you have just had a baby, might affect you as a couple. For a relationship to work and flourish, you need to be able to spend quality time just the two of you with no distractions. So, if something has significantly changed in your lives, it can be a widespread reason to have this kind of a dream.
Obviously, in the dream, it comes across like it is your partner is physically cheating on you. However, it's not another woman they're cheating with; it could be their workload or the fact that a new child has driven you apart slightly.
What to do next?
If you think this is the reason for your dream, communication is vital. You need to speak to your partner and express your concerns that the two of you don't spend enough quality time together, as a couple.
If they respond well to your concerns, it might mean that he will ask for a less hectic work schedule, or possibly you could get a babysitter one night a week for your child, allowing date night to happen.
3. Your dream might be telling you that you're still hurt from someone cheating on you previously.
A lot of people who have been cheated on in the past, regardless of the amount of time that has passed since then, will experience dreams of being cheated on. You have been betrayed before, and your trust was broken.
Maybe you are not able to fully trust your current partner because you have anxiety surrounding faithfulness.
If this is the case, you need to think clearly about your current relationship. Do you have any reason not to trust this person? Do you suspect that they are cheating on you?
What to do next?
If the answer to both of the questions is no, then you need to turn to yourself. You need to try and heal whatever damage has been done in the past because it is holding you back.
If you answered yes to either of the questions, it is best to talk to your partner. If you are feeling worried, speak to them in a safe and comfortable environment and tell them how you feel. Make sure you say that you are aware that your previous history is making it even harder to trust them. Most likely, they will put you at ease.
4. Your dream could mean that someone close to you (not your partner), is betraying you.
When you dream of your partner cheating on you, your first instinct is to blame them or your relationship. Surely it must be a problem to do with them – because you had a dream with them in. No. This is not the case.
You will be dreaming about your partner; however, they could be representing a friend or family member that you feel is betraying you.
Maybe someone around you has leaked a secret that you told them in confidence, or perhaps someone at work has left you feeling let down. It could be anything. If you think about it and realize there is a situation that you have felt betrayed in, this could be the reason for your dream.
What to do next?
Firstly, it's probably best not to try and find problems that lie within your partner or your relationship. This is not the problem here, so there's no point blaming your partner for your dream.
If you know why you are feeling betrayed, and who by, speak to them. Try to resolve the conflict because it will then fix the internal conflict within you. If you can't talk to them, try to work on the issue yourself. You can try to do this by talking and taking advice from others, or even things like practicing meditation or self-esteem practises.
5. The dream could be showing you that you have insecurities with the relationship.
We have already covered how the dream can show you that you might be feeling insecure within yourself, but it could also be a sign that you are uncertain within your relationship. This could be anything from feeling like your partner might actually be unfaithful to you, or you don't feel as supported by them as you might like to be.
The most important thing to do is try to disconnect the feelings of anger from waking from a terrible dream and try to think more logically. What is it about your relationship that you're not happy with?
Are you scared that your partner is going to cheat on you? You might feel like your partner is going to find someone better for them than you are, or that you're no longer attractive to them.
Perhaps you just feel like you and your partner aren't as intimate as you used to be?
This cheating dream will most probably keep recurring until you have found the problem.
What to do next?
Whatever the issue is that you have realized causing your unhappiness with the relationship, tell your partner about it. Make sure you don't come across accusing or blaming them. You need to ensure they are in a safe space to express; however, they are feeling too.
If nothing is moving forward or getting any better within the relationship, you could always turn to a professional to help you both through the troubles.
6. The dream could be entirely accurate, and he could be cheating on you.
I know this is the worst option, and of course, you do not want this to be the reason you are having these dreams. However, sometimes dreams, where your partner is cheating on you, could mirror the truth in your waking life. It is essential to say that this is rarely the case, but it can happen nonetheless.
It could be the subconscious mind that picks up on your partner's behaviors, and then shows it to you in a dream, or you could be fully conscious and suspicious that he is cheating on you. In real life, you might not want to confront these feelings, so you've hidden them away. However, repressed emotions will always find a way to come to the surface and your dreams a straightforward way for them to do just that.
Do you spend a lot of time worrying where your man might be or who he's with? Has he started pulling away from you emotionally and physically? Does he seem preoccupied or shady when he is speaking to you? All of these factors will have an impact on what happens in your dreams.
What to do next?
Although this seems like the most obvious explanation for cheating dreams, as I said earlier, this is a rare explanation. So, firstly, you need to ensure that you think your partner is cheating on you. If you are not one hundred percent that he is cheating on you, don't mention your dream to him yet.
If you are going to confront him and accuse him of cheating on you, you need to have some strong evidence or at least a strong reason. You can't just rely on the fact that you've had a dream, and that's the truth.
My advice would be to spend a little bit of time trying to work out if he is cheating on you before doing anything. There are lots of ways you can try to work out if he is cheating on you or if he has feelings for someone else.
We have many articles on here which can help you to determine if your partner is cheating on you, so please go and take a look at '10 Signs He Has Feelings for Another Woman' or ‘How to Tell If A Man Is Cheating (By His Balls).'
I hope that with the help of this article you have been able to decipher the reasons you are having this dream, and hopefully, you feel a little more at ease with the reasons for this dream. Don't always jump to the worst conclusion, as dreams are true to real life.
However, dreams do bring subconscious thoughts to you.
Did this article help you at all? If it did and you liked what you read, please let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you.