One of the dreams I have often when I am stressed or anxious about something involves stairs. Often it will be a different setting every time, but staircases are always involved. I am always trying to get to the top of the stairs, and for various reasons I can't. Usually the stairs are laid out in a really illogical way and/or there are obstacles in the way. Usually the setting is some kind of very old house, oftentimes apparently abandoned. The staircases are usually ornate, Victorian-looking affairs, and the difficulty of getting up them can involve the stairs being extremely narrow (really way too narrow for real stairs), or railings that go across the staircase in places so that I would have to climb over them, or, sometimes there is no railing at all so that it is too dangerous to go up at all. I have always thought it was pretty self-explanatory, in that I am worried about accomplishing something, or even bout an event/social situation, but I am wondering if anyone has studied dreams much and would have a more detailed interpretation? I am also wondering if there is significance to the house being old and/or abandoned.