Just because you aren't given the credit and haven't been recognised for your work doesn't mean you have to give up or stop. You don't always need credit, other people do not always have to know what you are capable of doing as long as you do.
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. Learning how to listen means visting another world and speaking their language, putting our discomfort aside. Imago therapy is best for learning how.