I'm moving out!!!!!!!!!!! !! Finally. I've been at college and I've travelled. The rest of the time I have lived at my father's house. My father has self-induced dementia. It is called "Korsakoff's" syndrome, which is the medical name for what is a.k.a. "alcohol dementia." I had never fully warmed to my father, before the disease. I loved him and respected him to the utmost. And though he loved me very, very much. But I never got to the point where I felt good about myself in his presence. Unfortunately, he drank himself into a brain-damaged stupor before I got the chance to improve our relationship. He now lives at home with a live-in aide who bathes and feeds him. Currently he recognizes me as his son when I am in his presence. I just got out of college and have a well paying job. In two months I will be moving into a studio apartment, and while I cannot guarantee anything about the future, my lover and I are currently both enamored of the idea of holing up together in a little place in Manhattan near the middle of the city. Despite the wonderful turn of events, I'm still nervous about this life transition. So I'm interested in any advice or related experiences you may have.