Guys, please help me wrap my head around this
What Guys Said 1
I think your interpretation about this is correct: he has strong feelings for you and he's terrified of them. Unfortunately, I don't think this is a matter that will get better if he has time and space to think it through. You have to prepare for the possibility that he will never be ready for more than this twilight region between friendship and romance. It could change but probably not because of anything in your control. He clearly cares for you and part of him wants more but the part that is afraid seems very powerful.
What Girls Said 1
Some past relationship damage cannot be worked out or through on our own. Since it has been six years, some counseling could help him to find a way to move on enough to give you a chance to show him that all women are not like her.
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