His love language may not be words of affirmation. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Essentially, this person is the one you deem as your confidante—a role that is hard to come by! All the best! Ask him if it's a good time to talk about something that's on your mind.
Do your part, though: it is important to reset your expectations about what love really looks like. If he doesn't, then he was just saying "I'm sorry" as a way to get you off of his back. All relationships go through ups and downs. They're Proud To Have You In Their Life If your partner's actions show that they're proud to have you in their life, they likely have deeper feelings for you.