My dad never approves of anything I do?
This is having a really big effect on self esteem. I am absolutely crawling out of my skin trying to find my purpose in life. I love my dad and I know he wants the best, but I feel sometimes his opinions are wrong. Absolutely anything I take up up (nothing bad like drugs) he discourages me from doing it and sometimes chews me out for choosing something stupid, then tells me other times I never pursue anything. This is extremely devastating for me because I know its my life, but my dad has a lot of influence on me, I'm wishing now that I could put his opinions aside and pursue what I want. This makes me paranoid about doing anything, God forbid it be something that I chewed out for.