Dream meaning of abandon

To dream that you are abandoned, denotes that you will have difficulty in framing your plans for future success.

To abandon others, you will see unhappy conditions piled thick around you, leaving little hope of surmounting them.

To Abandon Your Spouse In Your Dream

If you abandon your sweetheart, you will fail to recover lost valuables, and friends will turn aside from your favors.

If you abandon a mistress, you will unexpectedly come into a goodly inheritance.

To Abandon Your Religion In Your Dream

If it is religion you abandon, you will come to grief by your attackson prominent people.

To abandon children, denotes that you will lose your fortune by lack of calmness and judgment.

To Abandon Your Business In Your Dream

To abandon your business, indicates distressing circumstances in which therewill be quarrels and suspicion.

This dream may have a literal fulfilment if it is impressed on your waking mind, whether you abandon a person, or that person abandons you, or, as indicated, it denotes other worries.

To Abandon Your Ship In Your Dream

To see yourself or friend abandon a ship, suggests your possible entanglement in some business failure, but if you escape to shore your interests will remain secure.

To Abandon Your Home In Your Dream

To abandon one’s home in a dream suggests that you have already left your past behind as you strive to move on with your life.

This dream also suggests that you have a good future ahead.

Fear of abandonment

The fear of abandonment may manifest itself into your dream as part of the healing process and dealing with losing a loved one. It may also stem from unresolved feelings or problems from childhood.

Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are feeling neglected or that your feelings are being overlooked.

Perhaps the dream is a metaphor that you need to approach life with “reckless abandon” and live more freely.

The symbolism of abandonment has a similar range of reference to that of the ‘lost object’, and they are both parallel to the symbolism of death and resurrection. To feel abandoned is, essentially, to feel forsaken by the ‘god within us’, that is, to lose sight of the eternal light in the human spirit. This imparts to the individual’s existence a sense of estrangement—to which the labyrinth theme is also related.
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The Dream Encyclopedia

Dreams of being abandoned may simply reflect one’s actual situation (e.g., as in the case of someone being divorced) or arise from fears of being deserted or rejected. Similarly, such dreams may occur around the time of the death of a loved one or when some other loss occurs. On a more positive note, abandonment may also symbolize the letting go of old attitudes, letting go of the past.
Abandonment is a powerful general metaphor for many kinds of anxieties because it harkens back to the experience of feeling left out or left behind by our parents when we were children.
Thus, a wide range of different situations, from simple loneliness to a sense of betrayal, can be represented in abandonment dreams.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

This dream relates to leaving something behind and opening new horizons. Many times, the feeling of abandonment is linked to escape, which indicates cowardice regarding a given situation. Conversely, if the abandonment produces a feeling of joy, it is a sign of hope in the future.

Dreaming of being abandoned generally predicts problems and difficulties; it means you feel uncared for or emotionally neglected. It may be due to a grudge you have kept since childhood. Usually, it reflects a need for self-expression or being understood by others.

If the person who leaves is your mother, these problems could be of material nature; however, if the one who leaves is your father, it usually means unwillingness to achieve your goals. You may also be seeking advice about an aspect of your life or someone with authority to show you the way forward. In contrast, if it is your partner who says goodbye, you must face all kinds of problems of your own making.

When abandonment is the protagonist itself, the dream indicates insecurity caused by the desire to possess the person who is turning their back. Finally, if it is you who abandons someone or something, the unconscious is pushing you to change environments or habits, because you are too attached to certain principles or settings.

When this kind of dream comes after the death of a loved one, it means you are starting to recover from pain and to accept your feelings of anger, depression, fear, or even abandonment.

If you leave something unpleasant, you will get good economic news. When you leave someone you value, the times ahead will be difficult.
If you are the one abandoned, reconciliation will arrive soon.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Abandoned: Difficulty in making a decision. Abandon someone; Difficulty in overcoming a stressful situation. Abandon a child; Poor judgment in a situation causing a loss of material objects and finances.

If you abandon your lover, you will not retrieve lost valuables, and friends divert from your favors.

To abandon your business, indicates a frantic state of affairs in which there will be suspicion.

It is important to note what is being abandoned and by whom, as these things or individuals may be leaving the dreamer’s life soon or vice versa for good or bad.

Your unconscious may be giving you messages regarding what needs to be kept and needs to be let go. Traditional dream interpretations say that if you are the one being abandoned in your dream, it is a dream of the contrary and you may experience reconciliation or recovery from trouble or illness. Please remember that the unconscious is attempting to compensate for an imbalance in the conscious.

For example if you are overly attached to someone in daily life, in the dream state you may be abandoned by him/her. This is an attempt by the unconscious to make you aware of your dependency. 

Strangest Dream Explanations
Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of being left behind, then this is a venting dream helping you to release your abandonment issues.

Your dream is giving you the message that when you stop leaving you, as in energetically abandoning yourself, then your fears of others leaving you will leave you. This dream could also denote that you are abandoning an aspect of the past that no longer serves you, or that you desire freedom from responsibilities, worry, control, and inhibitions.

Mystic Dream Book
Mystic Dream Book

This is an unfavourable dream, and indicates the loss of friends, or the failure of some fortunate expectation. Trouble is indicated, whether you Abandon some other person, or whether they Abandon you.

Encyclopedia of Dreams
Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you abandon something bad in your dream you could quite possibly receive some favorable financial news. But if someone abandons you, close to you in your dreams it may mean trouble, don’t worry you can over come it by acknowledging the warning sign.

If you dreamed you saw some sort of abandonment, it indicates you will hear some news or information that you will feel is very important to you.

To dream that you yourself have been abandoned is a dream of contradiction and means you will have a reconciliation or a quick turn around from the trouble or problem.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

This is a dream that is reflecting your fears around self-worth. The fear of being left alone is primitive in nature and has its roots in infancy. If the loss resonates deeply enough, the emotional reaction taps into a deep reservoir of historical injuries and we experience it as a painful abandonment.
Dreaming of a circumstance in which this is a primary theme is likely to be compensating for something in your waking life that is triggering thoughts of abandonment, whether consciously or unconsciously. By processing these feelings in the dream state, we are better prepared to face the world when we wake. Pay close attention to who is abandoning you in the dream, as this will factor powerfully into your interpretation.

The Dream Encyclopedia

To dream of being abandoned is a portent of your failure to hold your own in your relations with friends and business associates.

To abandon a family or someone who is in trouble predicts some kind of grief.

To abandon a ship in a storm is a warning against going on a sea voyage.

A man who dreams of abandoning a mistress will inherit money from a hitherto unexpected source.

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