Can my daughter feel what I'm thinking?
You said that so beautifully:
I've always known of my hyper-sensitivity, but thought of it as a flaw somehow. You know how many people like to tell us we're "too sensitive" or that we need to "toughen up" . . . Well, I finally felt a deep sense of relief when I realized there's nothing "wrong" with me and that I'm never going to toughen up. And that's ok
I has gotten easier for me. Sometimes things come to me, sometimes I just know things. I have come to accept that because of all the years I've had for confirmation. I never told my husband, now my ex-husband. But he knew I was different and sometimes he would drill me, wanting to know how I did it. I think we scare people who are trying to hide something. They think we can read their minds. I can't do that but I do pick up on things that people are probably trying very hard to not let anyone see. I have learned to be respectful. I try not to blurt things out. With my daughter...I don't really pick up on her stuff but I think she picks up on mine. I just don't want her to think I am crazy. So, I think it will be an ongoing conversation. Like you said, I will mention it at a good time and see where it goes. That might hard for me, I tend to be a little blunt. I just really worry that if I don't address it now, I might not be around to talk about it latter. I think is is better to leave a few clues than to never say anything.