"You don't find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself… and then find a man who's worthy of you. Remember that." So please don't try to seek out your worth in approval from a man & own his personal opinion, because he's only human.
There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you're holding anyone else accountable for you happiness, you're wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn't receive.