There is a lot of speculation about dreams, but one thing that is certain is that we all have them. Some people dream every night, some only once a week and some very rarely. But either way, dreams are an intriguing part of our lives.
We see all kind of people in our dreams, from those we never met in real life, up to those that are very close to us, like our partners, parents, siblings etc… Sometimes we may dream about our father-in-law.
The question that arises here is: What does it mean when you dream of your father-in-law? There are many different interpretations of these dreams based on what exactly happened in your dream. In this article we prepared you the most common dreams about a father-in-law and the meanings behind these dreams.
Dreaming of your father-in-law (General meaning)
One of the most common interpretations of dreams about your father-in-law is that it symbolizes your relationship with him. If you are dreaming about him in a negative way, it could represent your relationship with him as being strained or difficult.
This dream can also be a reflection of how you perceive him and how he perceives you. The dream doesn’t have to be interpreted literally- your father-in-law in a dream can also symbolize something else, like for example- an authority figure, or he can potentially symbolize someone who is older, more capable or wiser than you.
To dream of getting along well with your father-in-law means that you will have a peaceful and happy life with your partner. On the other hand, if you dream of arguing with him, it can mean that you are not satisfied with something in your marriage or that you are not happy with it.
Dreaming that your father-in-law is dead is an indication that you need to develop more independence from your partner. You may be feeling overburdened by your responsibilities as a wife, mother and homemaker, so this may be your subconscious way of hinting that you need some help.
To dream of your father-in-law hugging you may indicate that he is being too protective of you or trying to control your life in an unhealthy way. You might need to set boundaries with him so that he doesn’t smother you or make decisions for you without consulting you first.
When you dream of your father-in-law comforting you, it means that you are going through a difficult time and that your father-in-law is ready to help you and your spouse when needed. It can also be a sign that you are feeling lonely, depressed or anxious.
Although your father-in-law is not a blood relative, he can still be a very close person to you in the family. This can be especially true if your own father is not in your life anymore or if has passed away.
If you dream of comforting your father-in-law, it is a sign that you will have to deal with some issues that may in your family. You will need to be patient and attentive to these problems because they are going to be difficult to solve.
Dreaming of your father-in-law being sick
Dreaming about your father-in-law being ill may be a reflection of your own health issues or concerns about a loved one’s health. This dream can also represent anxieties or fears about the future. If you dream that you are caring for your father-in-law, this could represent your efforts to care for other people in your life.
However, if you dream of seeing your father-in-law sick and getting worse over time, it means that there is something wrong with your relationship with him. This dream can also be an indication of bad news coming from him or about his health condition.
Dreaming of arguing with your father-in-law
Dreaming of arguing with your father-in-law is usually a reflection of how you feel about your marriage. This dream can also indicate deep feelings of fear, frustration and uncertainty.
If you have recently had problems with your father-in-law, then the dream might be an expression of the feelings you have about him. If that is the case, then this dream represents your feelings of anger and resentment.
Dreaming of your father-in-law insulting you
If you were insulted by your father-in-law, it could mean that he is not being supportive of your marriage with his son or daughter, and he doesn’t want to see the two of you together.
If you only had this dream once, then you shouldn’t be too worried about it. However, if this dream happens more than once, then it could indicate that something is deeply wrong with the relationship between him and you. You may try to fix the problems between two of you, but you will most likely fail at doing so.
To dream of insulting your father-in-law is a sign that there are some big problems in your marriage. The dream may also be warning you that you should be more careful about how you are communicating with your partner.
You need to be more direct and say what you really mean, otherwise, there will be a lot of misunderstandings in your marriage.
The dream of your father-in-law scolding you, or shouting at you, is a negative one. This dream indicates that something bad is going to happen in your family life and you will be seen as guilty for the problems that will arise, even if you had nothing to do with them.
To dream of your father-in-law apologizing to you, is a good sign for the future. It means that your relationship with your partner’s family will greatly improve in the coming period.
Dreaming of your father-in-law scorning you
If you dream of your father-in-law scorning you, it is a sign that you are going through a very difficult time in life. You have to make some serious changes in your life if you want to get out of this situation.
You should also take a good look at yourself. You might be putting too much pressure on yourself to make a good impression with family members and friends. Don’t let the opinion of other people have too big of an influence on your life.
Dreaming of your father-in-law attacking you
If you dream of your father-in-law attacking you, that can mean that you are feeling pressured to live up to his expectations, and you also believe that you won’t be able to ever be good enough for him.
To dream of your father-in-law hitting you means that you have to be careful when dealing with him. He can be very intimidating and can get what he wants when he tries hard enough. He might try to influence you by making you feel guilty or forcing you into doing something that you don’t want to do.
Dreaming of hitting your father-in-law may be a sign of your anger toward him. You may also dream of hitting your father-in-law if you feel that he doesn’t respect you enough or if you feel that he is meddling too much in your marriage.
This dream could also mean that you feel as if you are being mistreated by someone who has authority over you but you also feel that you are ready to finally stand up for yourself.
Alternatively, this dream can mean that you need to work on your self control and temper.
Dreaming of kissing your father-in-law
This dream is a little odd. You may be feeling some attraction to your father-in-law, but it’s not a situation you want to act on. This dream can also represent your feelings about your relationship with your partner.
It could mean that you feel as if your spouse not paying enough attention to you or that they don’t care about your needs.
Dreaming of dancing with a father-in-law
To dream of dancing with a father-in-law is an indication that you may find yourself in a situation where you are forced to compromise your principles and values. You may be pressured into doing something that you don’t want to do.
If you are dancing poorly in this dream, it means that you will have problems in the future if you don’t take control of your life and make changes now.
Dreaming of your late father-in-law
Dreaming of your late father-in-law can symbolize a number of things. You may be feeling regret over some unresolved issues, you may be experiencing anxiety over the future, or you may just be missing him. You may feel guilty for not having visited him more often before his death.
If you had a bad relationship with him and the dream makes you feel guilty or sad, then this dream is telling you how important it is to fix your problems while you are able to.
Leaving them for later may lead to those problems never being fixed and leaving you with feelings of guilt for rest of your life.
Dreaming of running away from your father-in-law
To dream of running away from your father-in-law means that you will be trapped in a situation with no way out. You need to think carefully before taking any drastic steps, as the consequences may be dire.
To dream of chasing your father-in-law means that you are not ready to accept his guidance or advice, and you are “rebelling” against him. It also means that you may have issues with authority figures, such as bosses or teachers.
Dreaming of hiding from your father-in-law
Dreaming of hiding from your father-in-law can mean you are feeling guilty about something. You need to take the time to think about what it is that you are guilty of, and then make amends with those whom you have wronged.
You may also be dreaming of hiding from your father-in-law because he is being too controlling or domineering in your life. If this is the case, then it is time for you to stand up for yourself and assert yourself as an equal member of the family unit.
Don’t let him bully you into doing things his way or having to act a certain way around him just because he is older than you.
If you dream of your father-in-law hiding from you, it may be a sign that you are feeling uncomfortable around him. You may feel that he is not treating you with respect and that he is taking advantage of you in some way.
Dreaming of killing your father-in-law
If you dream of killing him, then it means that you feel like he is standing in your way of achieving something. Perhaps he wants to control you, or he has too much influence over your life.
This dream is can also be a warning from your subconscious mind that you are treating your father-in-law unfairly. You may be causing him pain, or you may be taking advantage of him in some way.
The dream can be telling you to apologize for your behavior and make amends for any wrongs done.
Dreaming of helping your father-in-law with something
If you’re dreaming of helping your father-in-law with something, it’s a sign that you should be more assertive in your life. It may be time for you to step up and take responsibility for something that has been falling on other people’s shoulders.
If your father-in-law is someone who has always taken care of you, it’s time for you to stop letting him do everything for you.
A dream about your father-in-law helping you with something can be interpreted as needing help to get out of a difficult situation. You may feel that you are unable to fix all of your problems on your own.
Dreaming of stealing from your father-in-law
To dream of your father-in-law stealing from you symbolizes that you feel like someone in position of power is taking advantage of you and you are unable to do anything about it.
Dreaming of stealing something from your father-in-law means that there is a possibility that you will have a falling out with him and this may cause a rift in your relationship with him.