If you dream of having a relative that doesn’t exist in real life, you may be wishing for more love or friendship in your life. Dreaming of a cousin means you want better or more friendships, and dreaming of a missing parent means you wish for more love and also protection.
If you dream of having a large family (not your real family), this means that your fortunes in life are looking up. But if the family is unhappy or fighting in your dream, it means a run of bad luck may be in store for you.
If you dream of dead relatives, it could simply be a reflection that you miss people who have passed on.
If they are not dead in real life (but they are in your dream), then your dream could represent angry or anxious feelings towards them.
If you dream of a family member trying to hurt or kill you, this reflects your anxiety over your real-life relationship with this person.
They may have been behaving in an embarrassing or emotionally hurtful way toward you.
Also see “Family.”