Hello, I just wanted to share with you some of my insight and perspective as I have gone through many of the same issues as you. To make a long story short, I have realized as an empath that the curcumstances and emotions that i have gone through in life help me to understand others better, which is why I am here on earth as an empath to help filter the negative. I now see it as a "training" of sorts, I have been depressed, happy, wealthy, homeless, out of alignment, completely zen like, bullied, and the bullier and so on. It was all very frustrating and I could not understand why "God" or the universe would put me through all of this. My perception now is that I have been through all of this, to help connect with those going through each of these emotions or life curcumstances. Now, when someone comes to me for help I can completely familiarize with them spiritually and physically...I can offer them sincere advice because I have been there, and they can see that when they look at me. If you are an emapth, part of your lifes work is to help and heal. Help and heal others and help and heal the universe...this life offers you everything you need to learn how to do that..and although painful and hard for you, if you see it this way it all becomes a lesson. Start to help others who have the same pains as you and see how it feels. You will find it both healing for you and healing for them. I hope this helps a bit, I just wanted to share my newly found perspective.