God I no what you mean. My step dad is horrid. I mean truely horrible. He hates me and ive spent the better part of the last 4 years just trying to make everything okay. No matter what I do I am never ever good enough. He only yells and searches for every fault I have.
Even though I try not to, I see myself all the time doing exactly what I try so hard not to - That is to conform to what ever the hell it is he wants. I cant stand him, but this weird insinct I have makes me want to make everyone happy. Because if they are happy then I should be.
But since I can never please them, who knows if im right..