I met the Ex on Friday. He had some of my stuff, I needed to tell him how much of a bastard he was.
We had coffee, it was nice. We talked about 'normal' stuff for ages. He told me about his daughter (he knows it still hurts), I told him about my stuff (not much to be honest...
He refuses to go away, always re-emerging when least expected, even in the line of my work.
He emotionally and literally blackmails, delights in having a dark side and playing with people's heads, being much more educated than the rest of us mere mortals of course