I can relate Booklady
I have chosen to let go of connections in a lot of cases simply because the two worlds of mono and poly that are around me just don't seem to willing to reach acceptance. Mostly it is old friends but in some cases it is close family ties. There's a part of me that believes the only true way to find complete happiness in my relationship is to completely let go of all things and people from the past. Why is that? Because I don't care what most people think and therefore judgement has little affect on me. But when it is people I have a connection with it is harder to simply ignore their opinions. This is another reason that I am looking forward to retirement from the military; so I can shead a lot of who people believe I am and if they choose to judge I can simply forget them from my life.