Being upset in dreams is probably an easy symbol to connect to reality. Just ask yourself who was upset yesterday and how you dealt with it. The answer is probably very close to hand. We get upset when we cannot handle a situation or lack the confidence. We get upset because we are starting to realise that something is wrong with our lives and is starting to become a problem. We often get upset because of specific incidents or we have to deal with other who get upset.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you been stressed out or annoyed by some persistent problem?
- Have you been thinking about how someone will react?
- Do you feel unsettled in some dangerous or difficult situation at the moment?
- Did something unfair or unjust happen yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Stressed, not ideal, unsettled, feeling empty

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "The situation is really not ideal"
- "He is really stressing me out!"
- "I really want to make some changes but I am stuck with the situation as it is"
- "Its starting to become a problem"
- "The relationship is starting to fail"
- "I simply cannot calm him down"
- "I am a bit unsettled and need to know how he feels"
- "My ex has started dating someone else"
- "I am finding it difficult to accept - it seems so unfair"
- "My life feels empty without ..."
- "He was OK but I felt really unsettled. What we did was really risky"
- "I really was unwell"
- "I was upset but really tried not to show it"
- "I am not sure I can cope with it"
- "They did not seem to have confidence in me"
- "I just did not like what he said"
- "I know how she will react"


Example dream : A dream which was upsetting linked to the previous day when the dreamers daughter was asking questions about something that she should not know anything about. The symbolism was simple - the dreamer was upset in real life.
Example dream : Crying and being upset symbolised the dreamers upset after breaking up with his ex. The dreams wider meaning probably linked to his wish to stay friends catching a thought like "I am so upset by the break up. But if I stayed friends with her I would not be quite as upset."
Example dream : A dream which was very upsetting was caused by the dreamers boyfriend cheating on her. She said he had put things right but once you have cheated its difficult to build up trust again. The dream reminds her that if he can chat once then he is more than capable of doing it again.
Example dream : Feeling upset whilst her boyfriend was doing nothing was a symbol for the dreamers doubts about her boyfriend
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer is upset because several members of her family are lost due to a horse accident. In real life the dreamer feared that she might lose her own horse because the stable fees were becoming too expensive. This is too much of a concidence. The dream is probably making a point like "my horse is one of the family and I would be devastated if I lost it".
Example dream : Upset in a dream simply captured the dreamers huge arguments and upset with her boyfriend.
Example dream : A dream about her boyfriend being upset about everything took place as he was moving house. Being upset symbolised her feeling that she be especially considerate to him whilst he was moving because it was bound to cause stress.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is stressed an upset linked to her being unhappy with her husband because he was emotionally draining her.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer wakes up in the middle of the night upset and disturbed linked to him losing his job and then finding another. However he completely hated this job and had to keep it until he could find another.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was upset and complained linked to her thinking about leaving her husband.
Example dream : A dream of a friend who was upset linked to the dreamer waking up feeling miserable and sexually frustrated. The dream was symbolic of his feelings on waking up.
Example dream : A dream where my husband was very hurt and upset was linked to her thinking about a guy she fancied. She could not stop fantasizing about him. Her husband being upset was symbolic of her thinking through the serious consequences of her having an affair with him - her husband would be very upset.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was increasingly more upset whilst speaking to her boyfriend was linked to a long talk from the day before with him. During this he became increasingly distant and manic. Being upset symbolised her inability to get through to him.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer gets upset when her boyfriend keeps following another girl was linked to them getting back together. They talked things through but she could not forgive some of the hurtful things that he had said.
Example dream : A dream about the dreamer being upset linked to her going wild recently. She did not get along well with her mother and her father had died. She missed her father because they had a special connection.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was upset linked to the dreamers separation with his wife. She had just started dating whilst he had not.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer got upset and angry linked to his best friend dying two months previously. He was finding this difficult to accept.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers seemed upset at being dead linked to him recently breaking up with his girlfriend. His life felt a little empty at times.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers brother was not upset linked to the dreamer being made to do something by her brother the day before. He said it would not cause problems but he knew it was dangerous and would get them into trouble. Him being not upset was symbolic of the dreamer thinking over how her brother acted and how clinical he had been.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer felt upset because time was moving linked to him doing a lot of phoning around the day before. He wasted a lot of time and mental energy for no reason.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer acted cool but was really upset linked to him thinking about his grandfather. His mind and health have recently declined and they were forced to place him in a nursing home, just the day before. This was the first time that he did not seem like the man he had been before.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was very upset linked to her suffering from flu at the time. Illness always heightens the emotions and we often feel unhappy.
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamer was 'nearly dead and not that upset about it' probably linked to the dreamer going through a stressful time with her daughter.
Example dream : A dream about being upset was thought to be a premonition of the day to come when the dreamer was asked for money by her sister in law. The dreamer thought she was getting out of hand. This had been
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer felt really depressed and upset was linked to some thoughts about the man who appeared in the dream. He was leaving for London and wanted to the dreamer to take over his club. The dreamer was not sure that he had the confidence. Feeling upset was symbolic of him not feeling confident enough to face this challenge.
Example dream : A dream about a snake which was 'upset that I could not read its mind' linked to an incident the day before where one of the dreamers tenants had asked him to pick up her child from school. He did not want this to happen on a permanent basis. The snake being upset probably linked to this situation in some way. Many dreams are about us trying to understand other peoples feelings.

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