I wouldn't trust him. People can be deceiving. Just because he said he would be more gentle could have been just a line he uses to keep control. The statistics on domestic violence in our country should be a reminder that women should always be wary and not trust too easily. Coercive control is now illegal in NSW. Hopefully these laws will spread to other states and women will have the confidence to stand up and not accept this kind of behaviour. Our society is slowly changing but it is going to take a long time to change the way our society operates.