When a person decides to take matters into their own hands and starts working towards improving the things they want to change, their perception changes. What was once a hurdle now becomes a stepping stone towards something better. The difference in perception starts seeping into other areas of life. As an individual begins plucking away at issues that are blocking them, their life starts to change.
This change in perception and lifestyle brings on particular challenges. One of those challenges is the relationships that you have. Your behavior changes, and it starts to conflict with activities you once did with friends and family. The conversations change, and you no longer want to talk about the same things. The difference in your interests and behavior brings criticism from the same people you would find comfort with before, and for most, it is painful.
The criticism is the final straw for most, and they tend to revert to their old habits so they can fit in. Is it worth it? Is it worth settling for what you once had, or do you take on the criticism and work towards a better life for yourself? When and if you come to this crossroads, you will have to decide which path to take. There is a price to pay either way, but only you can decide which is the costliest.