How do I live with an empath?

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How do I live with an empath?

 

Many of my patients who are in a relationship with an empath ask how they can live with them. Empaths are extremely sensitive people and need their alone time. It is very important that you give it to your partner. Find out what your partner’s other needs are and try to factor them in to your decision making. For instance, if the person only likes to stay an hour or two in social situations let her take their own car so they can be comfortable. Traditionally, partners sleep in the same bed. However, some empaths never get used to this, no matter how caring a mate. Nothing personal; they just like their own sleep space. Speak up about your preferences. Feeling trapped in bed with someone, not getting a good night’s rest, is torture. The empath, however, must do his/her own work in managing their sensitivities. An empath without these skills can be very uncomfortable in their own skin and make their loved ones uncomfortable. I suggest you both take a look at my book The Empath’s Survival Guide to learn and practice strategies for dealing with empaths. They will help!

Loving energy,
Judith

 

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for Businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at www.drjudithorloff.com.

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