Well, it sounds like the same was true when she was keeping the secret from her family. When you're keeping a secret, it's hard to be yourself because you're always on guard. Cait herself admitted during the Diane Sawyer interview that she was "really struggling" with her gender identity during Burt, Brandon, Brody and Cassandra's formative years.
Now, Caitlyn has no secrets, so she's able to live freely and it sounds like it's making a big difference in her life. Cassandra recently told People that her relationship with Caitlyn is much better than it was with Bruce. "She's happier and more appreciative of her family," she explained. "She is trying harder and there is a softness to Caitlyn that is new to me. I think part of that is that when someone is happier, they are just nicer."
It sounds like son Brody Jenner feels the same way. After telling E! News that Caitlyn's transition is "incredible," he explained that his relationship is much better with Cait than it was with Bruce.
"I've known Bruce for a long time and I didn't really get along with Bruce," he told them. "Caitlyn I get along with a little more, because Caitlyn is actually who she really is and she's living her life finally now as the person that she always was."
"Caitlyn is a much freer, happier person and I think that's very special, and I think that the most important thing is that people who are in that situation, don't be afraid to be yourself. Be yourself. And if you're not accepted by your family, there will be people who will accept you," he concluded.
Amen to that!