I'm pleased to hear from you (and sorry you have not been well). There is never any need to hurry to reply to me, Real Life ™ is there too and has its greater demands.
I asked about your kids to see if they could be allies, it sounds impractical, pity. (Then again maybe I misjudge -pardon me if I do). Allies, not being alone, care - have all been part of my improvement (i don't say recovery as I don't like the word.) Long term competent psych and meds too. Plus luck.
Dunno if all are cut out for relationships, With some might be genuine, others no opportunity - or an inability to get close (my problem when PTSD hit)
I guess I am a romantic, that's probably why I joined the force
I'll swap you a song in return, though it is not a hopeful one like your quote -which I like, as I do Mr Cohen
"God's away on business", Tom Waits. Amusing, some truth, almost fun in the YouTube video.
Your reading is wide for late at night, . I like the sound of one though and have just reserved "The Cuckoo's Calling" on-line to pick up from my local library (a great facility)
"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman is one I've recently enjoyed
Dogs? Had many, and cats. Even took some to puppy training classes, ended up with the best trained owners in the district. Zeppelin Dog who has been replaced by Foxy Dog, who looks normal except the vertical hold, has been stretched.
Nasty Cat and Sumo Cat. You can read how Sumo got his name in my thread :
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Staying well /
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As you can see, overrun with animals, which does not include the possum-in-residence in my workshop roof.
They make a building a home, and while not always suitable to accompany me to other places provide affection and character -and responsibilities.
Formally trained dogs? No, no idea. I'm very sad to hear about your dog, it is heart-wrenching when that happens.
A new year is just a date, nothing special and no it does not imply a pre-measured number of days of marginal life. It takes only one event to change matters, can be in you, can be outside. Going back to study did it for me. For you - something entirely different I'd expect.
Talking to your psych or doc about meds sounds an excellent idea, I'd strongly recommend they look at things with an open mind. My last few years have changed a great deal due to finding a prescription that suited. The usual caveat, everyone may react differently to meds.