When in doubt just ask.
Don’t be afraid of the answer.
You don’t know the reaction you will get except what has been made up in your mind.
The thoughts you have prior to asking are based on your adapted way of doing life.
Your thoughts are not who you are.
They are just opinions of your ego.
Ask. It will save you a lot of time.
You will feel better knowing where things stand when you just ask the question.
Your path will become clearer because the rubble created by the machinations of your mind just make the situation murkier.
Do you want to know your next step?