For years, nothing was ever right for Dad. To this day I still feel that he detested me and that I had always only ever let him down. Mum disagrees and says he was proud of me and loved me, but he always argued non stop.
In my entire life he only ever said well done once, and even then it was interjected with "now don't feck it up" when I got a really great job.
I don't know what to suggest to you, other than to accept he will never be happy no matter what. It ain't easy and I sympathise greatly