Isn't it true that you act according to your priorities no matter what kind of situation you are in and no matter whom you are dealing with? Indeed, we all lead our life according to our priorities, including those who are suppressed by their families and surroundings around them, because priorities are unintentional choices we choose to make ourselves and our special ones feel better than regretting later for our wrong choices. If you say, that you don't depend on your priorities then you must be lying to yourself, because deep inside, you choose to say lie than being truthful, which means, your lie has been a priority than bitter truth.
Sometimes, we all feel happy for our priorities and sometimes we regret believing our priorities in the form of impulsive instincts. Sometimes we choose people who are new to us than people whom we have already been comfortable with because our priority would be exploring the newness of a person than spending time with old memories. There is no wrong in it and you don't have to feel guilty about it because it's your priority to satisfy yourself with your experiences. If a person feels bad about his own choices, then that person can never excel in his life. It's not that you are dumping your old connection, it's all about making new connections, including those old ones you always cherish for life. You must respect your priorities and you must go with your gut instincts to follow your heart no matter what, well, only if you feel like choosing such priorities wholeheartedly and not to escape from the reality or an emotion or any other feelings. Because if you do so, then you would be portrayed as an escapist from reality. Make a priority list for your heart, not for your brain.