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Yes, his true feelings could come out as he heals.
As the healing process advances, he will become more and more clearheaded.
This will allow him to let his guard down and avoid being so defensive when it comes to you.
Being unburdened from the emotional weight that he has been carrying around can help him find peace.
When his mind is in this state of peace, there will no longer be much of anything hampering his true feelings from coming out.