Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family
There is nothing wrong with removing these people from your life as difficult a thing as that seems to do. It is a necessary thing to keep the toxins from ruling and ruining your journey and happiness. It isn't about loyalty here it's about survival and quality of life.
God, this is so true. Particularly in its expression. My one grandma was very stoic and seemingly cold but she made the most fabulous meals for us and that was how she showed her love for us. Some love in a twisted self serving controlling way that isn't healthy imo. Some have a great capacity and love all beings.