Boyfriend puts me on a pedestal?

Anonymous
He literally tells me that I'm "perfect" which is the farthest thing from the truth. I used to experiment with drugs when I was in high school, I dated a couple of guys who were emotionally abusive towards me, and I just don't think he'd like me if he knew about my colourful past. I have a lot of regrets in life but I don't want to mislead him by making him think that I've always been on this straight path. Should I tell him about the things I used to do? Will he still like me? It's just a lot of pressure to live up to his expectations because it's not who I truly am on the inside. Being put on a pedestal is almost ruining our relationship because I don't feel like I can tell him when things go wrong in my life or confide in him when I'm dealing with unfortunate things. I feel like our relationship is "superficial" or just exists on the surface because we don't really discuss deep topics or share personal information about ourselves. What can I do to strengthen our relationship? I really care about him but I'm tired of constantly being put on a pedestal. Thanks in advance for helping out :)
Boyfriend puts me on a pedestal?
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