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Relationship Challenges of Emotional Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

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Secrets for Sensitive People: Why Emotional Empaths Stay Lonely

Tips for Sensitive People to Feel at Ease in a Relationship

 Published on February 8, 2011 by Judith Orloff, M.D. in Emotional Freedom

Loneliness gets to some more than others. But why it hangs on isn't always apparent when read by traditional medical eyes. In my medical practice and workshops I've been struck by how many sensitive, empathic people who I call "emotional empaths" come to me, lonely, wanting a romantic partner, yet remaining single for years. Or else they're in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed. The reason isn't simply that "there ar