Robert, thanks for your words. I have been so deeply humbled by the BF’s living in the house with me, most particularly due to the fact that so many of my most closely-held notions of myself have had to be shattered. While this is very healthy, it is deeply uncomfortable. However, without this I don’t get to enjoy any company at all. The work has to be done inside The House of Myself, and nobody else can do it for me. Dammit anyway. Ah, if we could all just take a little pill and be fixed. But then it wouldn’t have been earned. I continue to be grateful, and if nothing else, am given plenty of material to work upon. That’s a good start. For anyone.