I'll keep it short as I can. When you start to respect yourself , you'll lose some people even those that have been around years/decades. Once you know something bothers you , you cant turn a blind eye or pretend its not a big deal likes you used to do. People are used to the old you , the one who they liked to joke and mess around but everything has a limit. If you want to go forward then you have to respect yourself and set limits for others and if you cant do that then you'll never be your own person and walking in your own shoes. Sadly alot of people are used to push you because they always known you that way ,once you change then they dont like you anymore , then the real truth is they never liked the real you to begin with. Either go back and stay in the past or move forward and do what must be done.