When have you gone silent to try to avoid drama without realizing a real conversation would have led to healing the drama altogether?
What is something you think you've left in the past, but when you're around someone you realize it's still very much a part of the present as all the shields get raised in your spirit?
Consider God's pathway of reconciliation versus avoidance. In the wise words of my wife, "It takes too much energy to be fake than it does to be real."
Don't just talk about being "real and raw" but then hide when productive pushback happens.
"Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool." (Ecclesiastes 7:5)