How to tell if somebody is genuinely interested in you/values you, etc. (family, friends, etc.): If you removed all of your effort from the equation would any communication remain between you? If not, there is nothing there and you deserve better.
Don’t sacrifice any more of yourself. There’s nothing okay with trading your welfare for his. You deserve better, you are better. It's time to move on so you can find an everlasting love that sets your soul on fire.