New, and feeling a little lost and confused, and very much a lone (any advice is appreciated)
Hi, I'm new to this website but not new to being an empath. First of all you are not crazy. The name empath may had been coined in science fiction the ability isnt. Im actually a 2nd generation empath.Your friends can't relate to you feeling others emotions because they don't. Its not how they perceive the world.If you want to prove it to yourself. Use situations that you know how they make you feel. Say a spot near a lake that just invites you. How does it make you feel. Then go, as people pass by see if you feel anything out of the ordinary. That feeling will be someone else's. I know with my empathy it has grown by leaps and bounds since accepting it. I have more control. I can control how much I absorb unless it's a large crowd. I can ease pain by touching someone. I can sense my love ones even at a distance. My oldest child, the one I have the strongest connection to, lives on Scilly and I can sense when he is distress. Embrace your senses. Don't fight them. If you feel overwhelmed take a steaming shower/bath. The steam helps to drain others emotions. Learn your limitations. Avoid large crowds until you can control the absorbtion of others emoitions. If you have to go to a sad situiation limit how long you are exposed. Hope I didn't confuse you further.