The woman didn’t hate him, but encouraged him to be gay. She still accepted him for who he was. He was fully aware of the long emotional journey that it would be for the both of them. He ensured her that he was not leaving her that he was staying for the long haul. She being naïve was unaware at the emotional toll that this would take on her. Loving him the way she did she moved a little quickly for her comfort but encourage, pushed and prompted him to explore the side of him that he kept locked away for so many years.