Sometimes it is easier to assume what people tell us is the truth. Speaking to the person directing, no matter how hard it is or how much it might hurt, will always bring clarity, and will allow you to move forward in peace.
When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.