IMO this is heartbreaking. In such a short time and with so much else going on, Eddie still felt like he’d connected with someone who GOT him. And he’s so betrayed when he realizes how deeply he was used.
And to me this isn’t married squabbling. This is ultimatum level betrayal, and the betrayer needs to fundamentally change how they approach relationships before they can have a second chance.
And maybe, aside from missing her and realizing how badly he fucked up, it’s the first time Eddie viscerally understands how Annie felt when he used her.
Which sets up a really interesting dynamic here. Anne isn’t present in the gifs above, but her influence is tangible. The parallels of Annie setting healthy boundaries and leaving Eddie, and Eddie doing the same here with Venom, are clear. Heck, she’s the one who literally “pushed the botton” and brought Eddie’s and Venom’s first, unhealthy stab at a relationship to an end.
Eddie never put in the effort to stop being a leech on Anne’s life. They loved each other, but she’s the one who did most/all of the emotional heavy lifting. But Venom, who seems to understand how human interactions work better than Eddie (maybe because he’s been in a few more brains than Eddie?) understands immediately what he had, and what he lost.
Interestingly, Venom bonds to Anne for a short time, and I have to think that he learned from her all the things she wished Eddie had learned - all the ways Eddie could have won her back, but never leveled up enough as bf material to try.
Anyway. This is clearly two lovers suffering the end of their relationship. Fortunately for those of us who like happy endings, these two idiots get a second chance with each other.