Not everything this year has gone as Caitlyn Jenner had hoped.
Caitlyn is publicly lamenting that the Kardashians want her out of their lives.
Caitlyn Jenner spoke about her memoir, The Secrets of My Life, and its detrimental effect on her relationship with the Kardashians at the Cambridge Union on Monday night.
And this sounds pretty rough.
"It's been a little bit tough over the past couple of years on the Kardashian side."
Yeah, we'd say so. Especially since April, when the memoir was published.
"To be honest, I don't talk to them anymore. Kim I haven't talked to in a year."
That tracks, more or less. Back in September, we learned that Caitlyn and Kim hadn't spoken in 9 months.
(11 months is "a year," for most intents and purposes)
"They don't want me in their lives, they bashed me pretty badly."
We saw quite a lot of that, with Caitlyn getting called insane by her own family on Keeping Up With The Kardashians over some of the things that were written in her book.
"It's devastating when your kids do that. It really hurt."
Remember, folks -- Caitlyn fathered Kendall and Kylie, but she's been Kim and Kourtney and Khloe and Rob's dad for decades, too.
Caitlyn doesn't feel that their responses are justified.
"I tried to be honest in my book -- very fair and very nice. Unfortunately, they didn't take it that way."
Honesty is not always the best policy -- particularly when writing a memoir about your very famous, still-living family members.
But Caitlyn emphasizes that the Kardashians were not the focus.
"In the book I express some opinions and got shut down. It was not about the Kardashians."
Sure, but obviously people are going to latch onto Kardashian news.
"They were only mentioned on 20 pages."
Do you know how much any one of us could upset people in our lives by telling 100% truthful stories about them in just 20 pages?
You could lose every friend and family member that you have with too much honesty.
You gotta have a filter, folks. Yes, even when writing a memoir. You don't need to lie; you just need to edit.
But Caitlyn thinks that the Kardashians doing what they do -- turning every circumstance into entertainment for their own professional and financial benefit -- is to blame for the perception that Caitlyn's book was negative towards them.
"They made it more about them on television. The book was about my life. That caused a lot of the separation between us."
Like we said, they sure did talk about it on their show.
But when you speak negatively of your celebrity family members outside of, like, a therapist's office, don't expect for them to be super chill about it.
Caitlyn seems to be regarding her book, because it is a memoir, as some sort of sacrosanct confessional whose contents should be untouchable.
But ... it's a book, and the Kardashians are (mostly) real people with (arguably) real feelings.
It's important for us to note that Caitlyn still gets along with some members of what's considered the Kardashian clan.
Caitlyn is still close with Kylie. Cait appeared on Life of Kylie. and the two regularly hang out on Father's Day.
Also, Caitlyn took her gal pal Sophia Hutchins to Kendall Jenner's 22nd birthday party.
That was potentially a little awkward, since Cait's "friend" is still only 21 and therefore younger than Kendall, but it shows that Caitlyn and Kendall are still getting along.
Still, it's sad to see a family torn apart. We wonder if they'll mend fences or just resign themselves to this estrangement.