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Unfortunately, unless the person engages in some type of criminal or illegal behavior, mind games, "games of heart" or manipulations by one lover of another would not generally amount to a legal claim and it is generally possible to formally demand for the abusive ex-lover to stop any and all communications and if he continues, then report to police can be made for harassment and/or stalking and also a restraining order might be obtained to keep the ex and his abuse away from the victim.
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Unfortunately, emotional and/or mental/psychological abuse is often present in relationships and unfortunately, while such behavior is clearly morally wrong, it would not be illegal, unless the abuser engaged in some type of violence or physical abuse or some other criminal behavior / actions. For example. if the abuser put a gun to his partner's head or threatened to kill his partner, if the partner did purchase a luxury vehicle for him, such actions would be clearly actionable, both civilly and criminally. Unfortunately, because you were a willing participant in this relationship, and allowed this person to manipulate / emotionally abuse you, such situation would not be viewed as illegal, unless the victim was minor child or an adult who was declared by the court to be legally incompetent during the time the abusive relationship took place.
I understand that this is not an answer you want to hear or were hoping for, but unfortunately, generally, the only recourse would be to demand for the abuser to stop any and all communications and if abuser continues to communicate with the victim, then criminal charges / restraining order can be pursued.
I wish you the best of luck!