Many of the irritants are little things — a partner who starts discussing plans for dinner at 4 pm every day; a sibling who complains about her chores all the time; a parent who can’t stop nattering (or nagging). The positive persons who can only see the upside? Well, they can be annoying too.
As the months drag on with no release in sight, they’re calling it family fatigue. The lockdown is over but most sane people are still staying at home to the extent possible. Gyms, bars, restaurants are beginning to open up in some parts of the country but most people don’t want to take the risk.
Family fatigue is the boxed-in feeling caused by a lack of variety and stimulation. There are no other people to talk to; no fresh conversations to have; nothing much to do. So cohabitants are on edge.
But family fatigue can be a serious problem too. A lot of young people have…