For some there is a time in their lives that they are trapped in a world of over concern about others perceptions of them and in turn in acting out of a desire to want to please. We create ourselves into something unreal in that, until we come to a point where a crack appears and a more authentic light begins to shine through, allowing for a further melting away of what has blocked a more truthful being.
In this there is the abyss that must be faced coming to an acceptance of not knowing wether what we are is okay with others or not and eventually not caring as we once did, what others think or perceive.
All things come to an end. Relationships can serve to hold us in patterns that resist change. We can be limited by others perceptions and ultimately as we come to be with ourselves and life in a more open way we may outgrow those.