Dp had a rough childhood. His parents were always promising him the world and then letting him down... This hasn't changed even now he is older.
I'm continuously seeing him be disappointed and let down by his mum, and as tough as he try's to act all okay, but I can see how devastated he gets.
After speaking one of his step sisters, she pretty much pointed out that I'm holding myself back because I'm scared to disappoint him (ie don't want to be like his mum, getting hopes up only to disappoint him)
I have 2 businesses - which iv basically stopped operating because I'm too scared to take risks/try new things/ operate etc because I'm just to worried that I will fail and disappoint him.
It sounds stupid to me even writing in here (I feel pathetic for feeling like this)
Any suggestions? Or should I just "grow some" and get over myself