I came across this one today, my sister and I used to be close but are now estranged for about 5 years. I always felt like I was walking on eggshells with her. Every conversation she would take something I said personal, hang on to it and then use it against me years later. So our conversations became more like weather conversations than ones you would have with someone you feel close to or feel as though you could be yourself with. I guess that sums it up, feeling like I could be myself and she accepted me for who I was. I never felt that way. I am sick of walking on eggshells. I started to detach and at first felt sad and guilty and now I just feel relief. I am thankful for my tribe of friends. Friends are family you chose.