I don't know what to do... *sigh* Since early on I made an ally which became very good IMO then I made another which is good. For many turns us 3 were synchronized with our enemy list (and I made plenty money off their back selling them technologies plus they sent troops beyond my border so I didn't have to make aggressive units).
This changed some turns back when a nation I discovered a short time before declared war against me, my 2 best allies broke our close ties and I got in an armistice with them. As soon as one of my previous partners contacted me for peace I pushed the agenda toward alliance and got it. Then 1-2 turn after, armistice again.
I loaded an auto save before the first alliance break discovering they were allied to the soon-to-become-enemy. My previous assumption that it was just a diplomatic error and I'd earn back my privilege status doesn't seem true as they (allies) seem to hold my enemy to the same esteem. In that auto save, I still had contact with the future enemy and couldn't make peace, even giving all my advances, my nation is surely in top 3 of advance, and everything else short of a city won't get me peace
Please show me how to make peace with the nation blocking my previous alliances, seemingly as important to them as me.
Thank you kindly