There will be a feeling of disconnect between you -- a need on your part to be accepted and respected as an individual, struggling with your friend's power and control issues. Though you'll both bring good intentions to the friendship, there will be some block between you that will obscure your friend's perception of you as a person. Part of the problem is that they're dealing with subconscious feelings that exist at a deep and unspoken level -- feelings that affect their ability to truly connect with anyone, much less you.
In some way, there's an emotional disconnect between you, a feeling of knocking on a door that just won't open. This will feel frustrating at best and will require adjustment on both your parts. You'll have to give each other room and time to grow as individuals.