Crying dream meaning

What it means to cry in a dream?

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Crying in dreams


Dreams about crying can seem to be entirely negative.

However, crying dreams may reveal feelings you did not even know existed, and this is a positive thing.


One should be able to admit their feelings without fear of judgment, but this is tough to do in the waking world. If you experience a dream about crying, it is time to examine your emotions and figure out what it is you need to address.

In your dream you may have…

  • Been crying.
  • Seen a stranger crying.
  • Seen a loved one crying.
  • Seen an enemy crying.
  • Been unable to stop crying.
  • Cried for a very brief period of time.
  • Tried to comfort someone who was crying.
  • Cried over the loss of something or someone.
  • Cried over something that seemed silly or meaningless.
  • Been unsure as to what you were crying about.
  • Seen an animal crying.
  • Seen an inanimate object crying.
  • Saw several people (or animals or objects) crying.
  • Cried fake tears or pretended to cry.

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • You cried for a brief period of time.
  • You were able to determine the source of your crying.
  • You or the people crying were able to stop.
  • You comforted someone else who was crying, even if they did not stop.


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Detailed dream interpretation…

If you were unable to stop yourself from crying in the dream it shows that you are feeling helpless and sad about something. Most likely, you have not searched inside of yourself yet to find the true source of this sadness. The dream is asking you to address any issues you are having rather than bottling them all up.

If you were able to stop crying, or you only cried for a brief period of time in the dream, then it is a positive sign of your ability to express your emotions in a healthy way.

If you saw somebody else crying, you may need to look at who this person was. If you were unsure who the person was, then it was probably a sign of your desire to comfort other people. You want to reach out and volunteer but are not sure where to begin. If it was a friend, then someone close to you is struggling and you are wishing you could help. If it was an enemy, you are seeking to hurt this person emotionally. If you were able to comfort someone in the dream, it is a very positive sign, even if the person was a stranger or an enemy.


If you were able to figure out what you were crying about, it could help you interpret your dream. If you were crying about something meaningful or relevant to your life, then you are feeling intense concern over something incredibly serious in your life.

If you were crying about something silly and meaningless, then you are bottling up too many little issues. You have to be able to tell people when something is wrong, or else it will keep building and building until you explode into tears.

If there was an animal or object (such as a doll) crying, then you are feeling like your emotions are invalid or worthless. You are frustrated because whenever you try to express your emotions to somebody, they belittle you or make you feel like your concerns are pointless or invalid.

If the crying was staged or clearly fake, then your subconscious may actually be showing you that you have been overemotional lately. Whether it is happiness or sadness, you have been miscommunicating your feelings by making it seem like you are experiencing something you are not.

There are many dreams or nightmares where we awake crying: for example seeing your lover, mother or father dying in a dream can result in many emotions. This is associated with our subconsious fear of this event actually happening in daily life.


This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life…

  • Grief and mourning.
  • Sadness or depression.
  • Feeling misunderstood or unable to express yourself.
  • Helping other people.
  • Getting through rough times.
  • Knowing when to show emotion.
  • Finding somebody to talk to.
  • Controlling your life.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of crying…

Sad. Depressed. Misunderstood. Scared. Alone. Comforted. Helpless. Helpful. Emotional. Unsure. 

This dream fortells illusory pleasures, which are likely to move into gloom and that domestic affairs may also have problems. Sorry, that this dream is so negative! I have had this dream many times. To see other people crying often shows that they will need your help in the future.


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