I have said a prayer for you.
For strength , protection & guidance.
Welcome to the Empath Community Chris
In order to separate yourself, you will need to take a step back
so to speak, and ask yourself "Is this my stuff? Is this my emotion, grief, pain?
Insert whatever it is that you are feeling at the moment
Or is it someone else's?"
Usually other people's "Stuff" appears when we are near them, or we talk to them
or we are in crowds, but that isn't always the case, so you have to take the time
and check yourself to see if it's truly YOU who this is coming from and if so WHY.
Try this link if you haven't already:
Also, on this site the Empath Community
there are videos about EFT by Elise Lebeau
please do a search for them on here and try them out.
Also on here is a Technique called the Zip Up Technique,
please do a search for that on here also.
I wish you the best,