Empath dating empath
Most people simply can’t handle an empath’s complexity, depth and powerful capacity for love.If an empathic person is looking for someone to share their hopes and dreams with, they might be disappointed to find that most people are creatures of habit and automation.Their big heart gives too much, even though they receive too little. If you didn’t know, an empath is someone who is highly sensitive to the energy/moods/emotions of people and situations to the point where they can take on those emotions as their own.They’ll love you unconditionally and protect your emotions at all costs. People, in general, don’t like to contemplate the hard questions in life and it can lead to a relationship breakdown before it even gets started.Empaths don’t need a person to solidify their place in the world and while that might mean they’re single for much longer than they had hoped, they are okay with their choices and stands by them so they can have the love they’ve has always wanted. Empath wiring is energetic and psychological which affects the body in numerous ways. (No “that’s what she said” joke, please) And being in love or going in a relationship can both be a struggle and the best thing ever. HSP wiring is arguably biological and psychological. Just as HSPs are wired to respond to stimuli more intensely, more sensitively, empaths are wired to process other people’s energy more intensely.
However, when narcissists enter the picture, “victims” are exactly what empaths become, if they don’t know how to protect themselves and create boundaries.
The person they once were becomes someone else…and their friends and family no longer recognize them. Conflict in the relationship arises between the empath and the narcissist because the empath starts to take on the traits of their partner.
Eventually, they begin to realize that their emotional needs are not being met, and display actions that say “my needs matter too.” The narcissist sees this as selfish behaviour. What neither member of the relationship realize, is that even after it ends (which it will), both parties continue to suffer.
Surely it is their fault- they must have failed in some way.
All of the narcissist’s toxic words come back to haunt the empath, and they think “maybe I selfish for thinking about my own needs.” 13. It is a painful process, but so is being with a narcissist.