We’ve all been through difficult times, but that doesn’t mean we want to splay our guts out to our partners from day one: it takes time to open up to a person – like peeling an onion layer by layer – and we don’t necessarily want them to know certain things about us before we feel that the time is right to share them.
If you’ve gone through some awful crap that you aren’t ready to talk about, and your partner mentions those exact situations because they “know” you’ve dealt with them, your reaction may vary from uncomfortable to absolutely shattered.
When two empaths build a life together, it’s pretty much guaranteed that there will be furred, feathery, and/or fishy friends sharing their lives with you.
You’ll get to curl up on the couch together in comfortable silence, cuddling your pups or bunnies, or – if you’re very lucky and have the opportunity to do so – you may even end up running some kind of animal sanctuary or rescue together. Empaths tend to put other people’s needs before their own, so when two empaths are in a relationship, they’re really well taken care of by each other.
Think about it: if your partner’s happiness and well-being are the topmost priority to you, and YOUR happiness and well-being are the topmost priority to THEM, and you can feel each other’s emotions so you can tell what each other’s needs are… You might be at work with a miserable cold and your partner will show up with a thermos of soup just because they had a feeling that you needed it.
Or you might surprise your partner with a planned picnic or hike out in the woods because you sensed that they needed some solid time in the outdoors.
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Well, when both parties are focused on the other person’s pleasure, can sense what they need/want, and are utterly present, in the moment, hyper-focused on one another… The intimacy that’s possible when two people can meld energy and feel what one another is feeling is nothing short of miraculous.The same goes for the opposite scenario: your partner might not want you to know immediately that they’ve dealt with things like addiction, or assault, or any other number of sensitive subjects, but would rather open up to you on their own time…but you know all of that just from spending a bit of time with them. Empaths know that they need solitude in order to recharge their batteries, but this is a lot easier to handle when both parties are mature and aware of their own self-care needs, and can communicate that effectively to the other person.One thing that almost all empaths have in common is a deep love of animal companionship.It can be difficult when an empath is in a relationship with a non-empath, because that person may not understand just how important it is to have non-human companionship in the home.
Being an empath is wonderful when high-vibrational, “happy” energy is floating around, but when your other half is struggling with difficult emotions, they can affect you just as intensely.