Remember you are just as important in this world as he is. You should not be afraid. I wouldn't trust him completely, but I wouldn't let what he said intimidate me. You have to put the past in the past and move on. Try to ignore his presence. Tell yourself he is nothing to you and go on about
your life. You don't have to engage in conversation with him if you don't want to. And tell yourself his words are worthless, they can't hurt you anymore. You are a good person and worthy of a happy life. Don't let this person get to you. I am going to post a link to a poem that I think you would appreciate.
The name of the poem is Desiderata. I think that you will like it. Really read these words.
And welcome to the forum!!!
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia