Stress is an inherent part of living in a big city, especially NY. The pace is fast, the competition is brutal, the environment can feel claustrophobic. People are often (if not usually) measured by what they do rather than who they are. The pressure around getting your child into nursery school is as fierce as that around getting him/her into college. Luxury items, rather than a comforting community, are the gold standard.
Talk to many NYers and they’ll tell you they’re tired. After work, they often want to go home and ”zone out” in front of the TV or computer. Singles fret about meeting a mate on way too many app sites. Parents careen between work and child rearing and fall into bed by midnight, bleary-eyed. Partners, exhausted, “forget” to spend time together and/or have sex, and eventually fight about it.
What is to be done?