Looking at the picture of them on their first date was a mistake. The happiness that gleamed in their eyes at that time have long since faded, and it was all his fault. He pushed her away. He wasn’t ready for the commitment of a serious relationship, but that’s what she wanted.
They grew too close, too quickly… and it scared the hell out of him. So, he broke it off before it could even truly begin… only to realize that that’s what he wanted all along.