I will try to keep this short which seems to be a challenge for me. I didn't read any of the other replies, so I am starting from the top. My life has not been easy either. The world is not a safe place to be. Yes, humans are exactly that ... humans. They do what they do. Simply accept. Nonjudgmental acceptance. Hey, didn't say it was easy. Remember if you concentrate on the negative, then that is what you get. Negative. It is your choice. Can you change the reality which is the 'negative part of humanity'? Not really. You can change yourself and how you deal with it.
Let it go. You can't control what other people or groups of people do. You only control what you do in response to it. If you can't change a thing, then stop, let it go. Don't dwell on the negative. Change your thought patterns. Change negative thoughts to positive. Your choice.
Don't be too harsh on you. You are doing the best you can with what you have. You are trying to protect yourself from outside energies. Fact, you cannot be around people unless you are allowing yourself time to recuperate. Make sure you are having down time to read, be in nature, listen to music, etc. What are your survival skills? After a day of work around people with all their energies and feelings I come home to quiet. I read, work on my website, cook, but I am left alone. My husband understands it is a requirement for me to have this time. I can lean on my husband and feel his comfortable energy. My son and grandchildren understand I may shut myself in my bedroom to recuperate when they visit. Of course, they have their own gifts.
Your family need to understand you require time to recuperate. It isn't a bad thing. It is just what you need. Plus, if in runs in the family, then your child may need to learn how to cope as well.
Many empaths and others with gifts use a band aid to cope. It is not unusual. I get the impression it is common. You might see a doctor and have something prescribed. My doctor when I had PTSD suggested I take a medication to help. I told him I wanted something which did not take my feelings away. When it came time for me to feel again, then I wanted to be able to do so. I simply needed something which would make me feel better. It helped me have the strength to rewire my brain. I haven't had a symptom in years.
Poke fun? No. I take my gifts serious. Every gift has two sides regardless of what the gift is. Taking my gifts away would be like taking one of my others senses away. Forget that.
So, ask your guides/guardians/angels for help. Learn how to meditate without harming yourself. Learn coping skills, such as quiet time, etc. Share with your family and let them know what you need. They may need the same. Stop concentrating on the negative and change your thoughts to positive. You are what you eat and you are what you think.
It takes practice and you might not want to change your lifestyle. It is your choice. Again, I am sorry this is not going to be easy. It took me three years after being diagnosed with PTSD to get rid of it. Making choices to change your life ... for me if was so worth it. I wake smiling everyday. Bad things still happen, but whatever it is will be temporary.
This is brief and possibility confusing for you. I suggest you start with allowing yourself time to recuperate. Find better ways to protect yourself. Accept you need down time. Nonjudgmental acceptance. Let it go if you can't change it or change the way you are thinking about it. Sometimes you just have to let someone in your life go their on way. You have another journey. It isn't theirs to understand. You have your own journey.
Good hunting on your journey! Love and Light. Always feel free to reach out to me.