I'm glad you are feeling better. I love your stance on romance.
Also, I'm glad you spelled out on another thread that your live-in partner C is a dog! I thought
so, but I didn't want to ask, in case he is just a very quiet boyfriend who enjoys running, can't drive himself, and falls asleep during TV time.
I have a border collie. She can certainly be considered a committed partner of mine, in terms of the amount of time she takes up in my life and the amount of affection we share.
My other partner is a cat. She and the dog are not involved with each other, although they are cordial. They do have to deal with some jealousy issues.