So I am so happy to find a name for the what I am. I thought I was crazy for me emotions being way to strong, when everyone around me is fine.
I actually have such a strong reaction to sad movies. It is unbearable to me to watch them at all. I have to get up and leave the room in a sobbing mess. not just tearing up but sobbing from so much emotion. I am a mess for at least an hour. I actually have just started making sure that we don't watch any thing sad. I love action and horror just fine, its weird. I don't even like romance. Even sad commercials make me cry.
I hate that I have no control over my emotions. its embarrassing. My husband and kids just laugh at me. A sad show will have me crying even days after when I even think of the movie.
Even just when someone tells me something sad about a loss or sickness in their family I just start crying.
Is this normal for an empathy? Anyone else having similar issues?