Human relationships are weird. They push you towards getting to know yourself better but not in the easiest way, especially new but old relationships. When you reconnect with people you knew years back, they, just like you, changed. Or maybe you didnt know them as well as you get to know them now. But lets just keep the “they changed” option on the table. You grew up and so did they. So, now instead of trying to connect the old dots, you should start fresh like it is a new person. The problem is not that easy. Either you want to accept it or not, you, involuntary, make the connections and compare. But with time, you start realizing that, if both of you grew in the right directions, the dots will eventually meet. You just have to have patience and nerves to get over some obstacles.
People are never easy. None of us is. Any person comes with pluses and minuses and that is the best part of it. Sometimes they drive you crazy or you drive them crazy, but if you want to hug them after that, then most certainly it is the right track to follow.
When someone drives you nuts (in a good way, if that even exists), then probably you care about them more than you would want to accept.
Bare in there and be honest. Of course, honesty is never easy to accept but if you do it in good will, then you are fine. I hope! Still figuring that out.
My thoughts…after all these, a real hug goes a long way!