Sorry to hear you say you feel unimportant, I feel that way too sometimes. I am important only when they need me.
I weclome suggestions or advise on direction to go with is problem. I have this happen to me often and it leaves me feeling very sad. A person that I know who enjoys talking to me will ask "how are you?" If they give me a chance to reply I can say good and that is about all. Either they start talking or if I do start to talk I feel that they have no care to listen and want me to stop.
I do not participate in any type of social media, so this is very new to me. I am a little nervous to get started but I am going to try. I am not sure I am an empath but just reading the common traits, I have a lot of them. I am looking for help with grounding myself, I think that is the correct term. I am the listener, people always talk to me, but no one seems to want to listen me.