When someone gossips about you, it's possible that they have some resentment towards you but do not have the courage to confront you face to face on the matter. It is also possible that the person is jealous. :) It's never a bad reflection on you ever!
We gave up when THEY NEVER wanted to be around OUR KIDS, or be there for THEM, like we ALWAYS were for their kids! Finally we said enough, and THEY make bullshit excuses about us, instead of being truthful to their kids!