I think you did great.
You got triggered by some unwelcome advances, you put his advances off, you stayed safe and then went home, talked it out some and your still reaching out for some support, good plan dude!
As far as your question,
**Shouldn't I be able to deal with things without them moving me to tears or scaring me?**
That would be nice, for you, for me, for everyone, but like my kids say,, *its like christmas, you get what you get*
When things come up and throw you a little bit, what i do is be nice to myself, find a place or way to talk it out and get some perspective on it and then i hopefully get it kinda put away and move on, i dont know any other way for me.
I think you did great, really.
I asked him about this law he spoke of, he said,,, *watch* he then asked the others to share about their lives,,, the others talked of how things were for them, how things worked in their lives,,, and as they believed, it was so.