This little boy clearly grew up with authoritarian parents. That can be a tough upbringing. They taught him that even when he is being scolded, he must behave and do what he is told. Heaven forbid he cries or throws a tantrum. Children don’t know how to control their emotions and this little boy wasn’t taught properly.
He probably grew up into an adult that constantly bottled up his feelings instead of talking them out with others. This probably affected many of his relationships with romantic partners and friends. He probably didn’t learn how to properly handle his emotions in a healthy way until an amazing girlfriend – and couples therapist – came into his life.