Men need encouragement too. You need to be a constant source of encouragement to your man. Encourage him to work hard or when he is falling apart to keep him going. That way, he would never fail. Your encouragement, love and support is all he needs. It will help you have a happy relationship.
Ladies, when he talks and tells you about his past, you need to accept that. Even if it is not easy, take your time and accept it. When a man pours out his heart to you, it is because he trusts you and loves you.