Allow yourself to feel free, and do not suppress your feelings. Involve yourself a little with your family, who needs you lately. If you want to feel better, change things as they exist right now. Give time to the important problems which occupy you right now. In this manner you will find the right balance. Do not think others will discover your abilities, if you are not willing to put them to use.
Do not allow misunderstanding and bad assessments create misunderstanding in your relationship. Your relationship with the person who interests you will improve only if there is dialogue. Go for it.