His mistakes from being himself hurts her. Those mistakes from good intentions he understands.
He can’t understand why he’d try to make others, hurt by the world , happy at his expense but walk away from hurt he has caused
Maybe he feels, hurt he has caused does not compare. A wrong assumption he acknowledges.
How to deal
From his heart:
“Taking a big step for you and us bb. Let’s make the best of it ok. Love you so much. Baby steps to get where we want to be. Mwa”