Connecting with friends
I'm struggling to find friends that understand what its like to be an empath. Being around non empaths for extended amounts of time drains me. I have trouble connecting with people that aren't empaths or don't know what they are. I feel like i can't be myself around them without them knowing I am an empath, but it's so exhausting to explain to people what it is and how it affects me. The explanation process can be just as draining as the energy vampires. I need people that I can talk to about this and vent to when I'm feeling down. I need people in my life that get it and are comfortable talking about it. Does anyone else have trouble connecting to people? How do you find friends that get it?