Its interesting that you say the dream is more likely a signal or warning of returning to negative dynamics eventho the dream didn't feel omnious, my ex and I still have to "clear the air" between us if there is any hope of us reconnecting and trying a relationship again. When we dated our relationship hadn't taken the plunge into deep intimacy it was sitting on the precipice but he wasn't ready what I was ready for.
We have a very intense connection that has soul mate qualities, he was not ready for a serious relationship when we dated last fall, so he walked away without a word but we keep coming back to each other since our intial breakup via phone calls or text, we just haven't seen each other although we have tried to mesh our schedules, there 's something still there and I have this feeling-a gut instinct when I think about him and what has transpired recently, that he will come back into my life and when that happens we can talk about what happened and what we want in the future. There is major potential for a deep fulfilling relationship but we both have to be on the same page, and we just aren't yet but I haven't given up hope. I'm not sitting at home pining for him, I'm actively dating other men but no man I meet compares to him.