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Keep your head up. It's a small town, rumours abound and like you said, who knows what has been said about you and your partner. I think that you also need to remember that there are two sides to the story and maybe they know things that your partner did that he has not been forth coming with. Be courteous and friendly, they will start seeing you for you.
Firstly you need to actually murder the bakers dog. Show them early on you mean business. Next your going to have to get the restaurant shut down. Put rats and roaches in the fridge. Teach that bitch not to plonk your plate down. Now you have your enemies scared go for the ex girlfriend who is spreading the rumours. Shit in her letter box and throw glitter in her air conditioning vents in her car. You may think the glitter is going to far but it’s not.
Then run that bitch out of town. Take your place as queen and f**k your boyfriend in the middle of the pub in front of everyone. Show them all who is now boss.
Honestly, I bet no one really knows who you are.
I was in your situation. I had this for a couple of months. Turned out there was extreme DV with the ex that the entire town knew about. He had even spent time in jail for what happened!!!!!
Do your homework, make an effort to make friends. Their issue may well be with him and not you. After my experience I would hire a private investigator before moving in with anyone.
I probably sound extreme but hey just putting it out there 💕
It will take time but don't let it get to you. It might be a good idea to invite his ex over for a cup of tea and be the bigger person. Kill them all with kindness
If you are in Queensland you will be accepted as a local after 30 years and his old history will be history. I lived in Noosa in the 1980's and even with a visit, my history is remembered by the oldies.....You got to love it or hate it
Next time you and your partner are out and this happens again ask them what their problem is. Get it sorted ASAP as there would be more lies and bullshit spread around.
I've been there. Different hate but same result. Throw yourself head first into being a member of the community. Volunteer as much as you can, shop local, bake treats and give them to neighbors, church officials, school teachers and admins, the mailperson, trash collector... Smile, be open with your body language, act unfazed by rudeness or coldness... Be nice, helpfuln and generous. They'll come around