As we were growing up most of our parents told us that we would be judged by the people that we hung around with. Once we grew up a large amount of us stopped worrying about that. Our friends were our friends, our coworkers were our coworkers, etc.... If someone had an issue with that then it wasn't our problem.
By the time we got to the point where we were out in the big bad world all by ourselves with all of lifes responsibilities resting on our shoulders, I would hope that we discovered that it wasn't so much that we had to be careful who we hung around with, as it was that we really did need to surround ourselves with those who had a vested interest in our genuine well being.
Last Wednesday I wrote about your support network and I attempted to make it clear how important it is to be in the company of the right people. This is the point of our lives where ours is the only judgement that matters. With all that we have to do responsibility wise and goals wise we can't afford to drag people around with us that have the person in their mirror as the only one that matters in their life.
The most important part of these relationships is that they are not one way. Sometimes you have to take the reigns and take an honest and committed interest in those that love and support you. Don't be a spectator in your own life and most of all be clear that it is much more valuable for you to be the kind of person who is interested rather than interesting.