That makes sense. And I guess that means I talk to dead relatives and interact with dead pets more often than I realized, because when I see them in dreams, I am almost always conscious of the fact that they are gone, and that it is a dream and not reality which I'm experiencing.
I think you do talk to the dead somewhat often then. Even my aunt has dreamt of the same dead family member that I did, and in my aunts dream just like mine, she was hanging around the same family member that my medium friend saw as well. Definitely not a coincidence