Its almost routine for you to preface posts with that, its almost amusing in how unecessary it is. There was a time where I had a best and only friend for a long while, thankfully that is no longer the case and not a moment too soon because I started to get a bit too emotionally invested in them in ways that weren't going to work.
I can't guess how exactly that went down but its seldom a one-sided thing. If it was generally that can be mended or worked out in time. Considering it a defeat will just result in it being just that.
On the real world front not much, taking advantage of my insurance and taking care of some long-standing issues. New glasses in January to replace the 6 year old pair I have. Otherwise not much has *changed* per se aside from trying to manage a weirdly steadily growing group of people, and trying not to get burnt out on my job.