I want to open by saying that this post isn't directed towards anyone in particular. This is solely based on a series of experiences in my life that I wanted to share with you.
I can't begin to tell you how many times that some of my friends have come up to me and told me that this person said this about you. That person said that about you. I've come to a point in my life where I laugh at the ridiculousness of the rumors. Where do they come up with this stuff?
There is an awesome quote that I found on the almighty web where it says, "Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots."
I find this to be totally true.
I have 5000 Facebook friends and at least one of them are friends with people who don't care too much about me. That's okay! I am not everyone's cup of tea. Just remember, if they are saying something outlandish about me, there is a good chance they had it coming!
My advice when you are placed in these unpleasant situations is to laugh it off. Why waste the energy to prove yourself to anyone? The real people in your life will know that it is BS and will act accordingly. If they don't, then you know where you stand. At the end of the day, be in a place where you are totally comfortable with yourself and the decisions you have made. Be the best version of yourself and nothing else will ever matter.
I hope this helps you in someway. It's okay to not be "liked." Jesus couldn't do it, so what makes you so special? LOL.