Welcome home Amelia! I have also struggled in the past and recently realized that all of my "oddities" for a lack of better words was due to my being an empath. I have wondered my entire life why I didn't fit in with most of the world. Now since I understand why, it has made life a lot more bearable. I just wish I would have realized it sooner, but I guess I was not ready. You have a lot of support an understanding here. You will also learn so much as I have, and learn new ways of dealing with your empathness.