I read a good chunk of Tony Blair’s autobiography “The Journey” some time ago. In there, (Sorry I do not know the exact reference) he said that people expect you to make decisions. They then expect you to accept that they will complain about your decision and they finally expect you to get over their complaints and move on.
Mmmmmhmmm interesting. Scripture takes a hard line against moaners and complainers who are always finding fault. Consider the passages in Numbers where the complaining of the people caused such heartache to the leaders and rebuke for the Lord.
But nevertheless there is the reality that people will not view us favourably if we just sit and sulk when they make negative observations upon our decisions. If we believe, with the Jerusalem apostles and elders, that “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” (Acts 15:28a) then make your decision and move on. This, of course, should not be in a callous way, but with godly determination to see His ways move forward.