"In my psychiatric practice in Los Angeles and in my workshops I've been struck by how many sensitive, empathic people who I call "emotional empaths" come to me, lonely, wanting a romantic partner, yet remaining single for years. Or else they're in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed. The reason isn't simply that 'there aren't enough emotionally available people 'out there,'' nor is their burnout 'neurotic.' Personally and professionally, I've discovered that something more is going on.
“In Emotional Freedom I describe emotional empaths as a species unto themselves. Whereas others may thrive on the togetherness of being a couple, for empaths like me, too much togetherness can be difficult, may cause us to bolt. Why? We tend to intuit and absorb our partner's energy, and become overloaded, anxious, or exhausted when we don't have time to decompress in our own space.”
Read the rest of her article here
Are you intuitive? Do you indentify with this in any way? ... feel different? Need your space, more than most people might?