If you have a dream in which you are distressed it could be for any number of reasons but because it is such a common thing to feel distress it could also be because of something directly connected to your waking life so don’t be too surprised if interpretation seems sparse at first.
If you have a dream that has to do with distress then the reason you are dreaming of this is probably because you are so distressed. You feel like there is not a whole lot you can do in life and you are at your wit’s end. There’s so much that you need to do, so much that you need to be able to accomplish but you simply can’t because you’re too distressed. A dream about distress doesn’t mean anything special, it is just yet another indication that the stress from your real life has carried over into the dream world where you can’t get a reprieve, even now, from all of the stresses of everyday life.
If you have a general sense of distress that seems to permeate the dream despite the fact that the actual contents of the dream do not seem too stressful then this suggests that you are going through an issue that is so distressing to you in your waking life that you cannot even properly focus on your dreams. When this happens, you know that your problem has hit critical levels of importance. If there is anything that can be done to help your situation, you need to do it now if you hope to see yourself healed in the future.