What may be perceived as a lack of support from your peers often resonates from pity as they know you are missing out on something you have historically enjoyed. They don’t understand the benefit you’re looking to gain from the altered behaviour so they encourage you to revert back to your previous behaviour. That care for you alongside the dis-comfort it creates for them means that if they can convince you to go back to your old habits and behaviours it makes you both happier and more comfortable.
The natural tendency of life is to find stability and often your social circles will have that stability. A point of equilibrium that everyone has settled upon. Certain social behaviours you all partake in and are comfortable with.
Human beings also for the most part love to see people fail. They love to feel superior or more accomplished than the person next to them. During this process people will strive to make you fail both inside and outside of your social circles. They’ll try to keep you ‘as you are’. Little things that they’ve become familiar with about you. Things that one day to the next you don’t acknowledge but to them become significant. Trust me when I say this is often done with consideration for you and may not appear as vindictive as it does on the surface.