I think you have a good plan. IF communicating with him is causing you discomfort, do cut all forms. At least for awhile until you are stonger. Sometimes we have to do this in our lives. Change our atmosphere. I had to cut ties with my mother when I was younger, it made me stronger. She was always bringing me down. So give it a try and see if it helps. You can always resume communication if you have to.
Best wishes, stay strong.
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