Cliches that are true: ~Love is blind. ~ It's who you know. ~ Time heals all wounds. ~ Actions speak louder then words. ~ Beggars can't be choosers. ~ Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. ~ Looks can be deceiving. ~ When it rains, it pours.
Do not tolerate being vilified. Distance yourself from those who seek to take underhanded jabs at you while maintaining their innocence. Such behavior barks of immaturity and a complete disregard for the feelings of others.