An intuitive I worked with last week told me to take a piece of black tourmaline with me when I had to deal with people who hate me. She said it transformed hate into love. It was like the person would still hate, but I would feellove instead. Maybe you could try something like that.
Wouldn't the empathy stuff be sensitive to spirits too? I've sensed stuff before - I thought empathy and the sensing thingy were the same things????
I keep thinking jealousy over and over, but I'm not sure why.
Take care and I hope that problem doesn't continue. It sucks when we have to deal with relatives who aren't very pleasant
Peace and Light