It’s awfully challenging
The original way was to stay with your family. It wasn’t a nuclear family. The latter is very constrained. It was an extended family . . . with many sources of interaction and support. A person was emotionally grounded in their family.
Moderns have the challenge of finding new emotional/psychological grounding. It’s not easy. So moderns tend to be lonely. And the attempts at bonding are fraught.
Young adults suffer high rates of both loneliness and anxiety and depression. According to a recent CDC survey, 63% of this age group are suffering significant symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Modernity. Hyper-individualism. Nuclear family. Much emphasis on the phenomenon of pairing.
It’s a buddy system with a priority of partnering.
Primary attention to a Significant Other.
They used to try to make that Solid with religious and social strictures … marriage … the ring. Disparagement of divorce, etc. Now it’s increasingly less Solid. It’s increasingly fraught and precarious.