Don’t give the haters any credence. People will talk. But their judgements, assessments, and actions have nothing to do with you. What they do is only for their benefit—not yours. As long as you put your head on the pillow every night and can say, “I gave it my all, I worked to improve today, I loved as hard as I could,” then you have nothing to worry about. At the end of every day, the only person you have to answer to is yourself, perhaps your spouse, and if you believe in a god then that entity as well.