It’s true that those whom you consider dead be trying to get attention from you the most, either by abusing you or trying to copy/compete with you. For example, someone whom I had known from many years was begging me for some attention by sending me obnoxious sexual images on instagram, despite being married. Another example being of my so-called best friend (during 2013-2018) who helped many people, who had enmity against me, to frustrate and/or compete with me, so that I could not live peacefully.
Of course, nothing about such people, whom I have already considered dead, matters to me when their character and vibe is dirtier than shit itself. But, sometimes I really sympathise with people who deal with such psychopaths and their partners who have to stay by their side just because those psychopaths tricked them with their manipulation.
I really think sometimes what a punishment it is to have an existence like that. WHAT A PITY !!