Accepting what he has to say will show him that you respect his feelings and are thus capable of improving a problematic marriage with your diplomacy.
Can you still make your ex pay up? I divorced two years ago in may when he was 59.
My dad, of course, knew that the dollar was missing.
After making your compromises and commitments, I would then start showing some spontaneity.
And while it did open up and lead me into a learning phase, caution was a huge part of that.
Matter of fact when I reopened mine it was for one company in Florida which multiplied into a global cluster of corporations that had been in the works our whole marriage.