"" it does seem that the more action a person takes to improve their well being, the more their "loved" ones around them seem to sabotage things.""
I think that's an accurate way to get to know the true personality of people.
When you do something challenging that's going well for you, observe the people around you and there will be some that try to take you down and some that don't.
You may not truly know them until this occurs.
I recently discovered that my own Mom has been trying to take me down my whole life.
That's more years than I would like to say.
Just wished I had noticed sooner.
Once you recognize it, you know better how to deal with them on an ongoing basis.