Vision: You are handcuffed: meeting a former lover makes you sad, but feelings of regrets are too late. Putting handcuffs on someone else: you can’t force love—it will only break your heart.
Depth Psychology: Shackles are sign of being captivated by illusionary love. Sometimes a dream about shackles or handcuffs indicates nervous tension, less often masochism or sadism. Who or what holds you in shacldes? From what shackles would you like to free yourself?