For a restraining order to be granted, the petitioner must prove that they are the victim of an act of violence, a threat of violence or harassing or stalking behavior. As you've explained it, the two of you had a consensual relationship that did not involve any violence, threats of violence or harassing or stalking behavior. Assuming this to be correct, I don't see that this woman would have any legitimate ability to obtain a restraining order.
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Put in context, I don't see your words amounting to a threat. It appears that everyone acknowledges that you had an affair with this man's wife and that you two were "caught" on several occasions. Further, it appears that he actually sent you several texts that might be considered threatening in nature. BotXXXXX XXXXXne, it does not seem that he has the basis of a legitimate restraining order either.
Just a thought, but you might consider an exit strategy. Perhaps you could send an email stating something along the lines of your relationship with his wife having come to a conclusion and you would agree to stay away from him and his family so long as he does the same for you. If you were to follow such a strategy, it would be important to keep things as professional as possible, if things became anything less than cordial, you might consider simply ending the contact.
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