He needs not to play games. What did he hope to accomplish? Telling you it was fine was a sure way to get you to go further than he was comfortable with, and then blame you for it, even though he told you to. This is very passive-aggressive.
He needs to learn to be honest, and tell you how he actually feels, and then you can work with that in mind. If he feeds you lies, you'll make decisions based on these lies and it will end up badly.
I hope you can work on your trust and that he'll learn to be more straightforward. Good luck.