Exposing the primal side of our nature has been wonderfully interesting and eye-opening. Riker hasn't gotten past two days in a row of no-O but that's okay. He'll be ready when he's ready. I find it fascinating watching the energy/personality changes in him during those two days including the hours past an O. The first day he is generally very into working and I'm a little less in his focus but he always still wants to see me and cuddle with me. The second day, his focus is far more on me and he rushes to get his work done and spend the rest of the day with me. Regardless, we are getting along very well. I still have down moments, here and there, and that's the only times I get uncomfortable and the boat begins to rock some. We just do bonding things and things get back to blissful and connected.
I still haven't O'd. Very close a couple times. Each time is followed by a bit of a downer in feelings but it doesn't last. I think a big part of it is because Riker and I are very watchful of our emotions and we practicing bonding right away. He feels it when my emotions become even a little turbulent. Because we are no longer constantly swimming in undercurrents of uncomfortable emotions, when they do come up, they are incredibly noticeable.