Judith Orloff, MD, NY Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide, teaches in this powerful workshop for couples and singles how to navigate the complexities of an intimate relationship with others and yourself.
Dr. Orloff says, “As an empath, I’ve learned that the right love relationship brings a richness to life that is indescribably beautiful and comforting–but it is a journey that takes awareness.”
Empaths often have special challenges in love-relationships because of their intense sensitivities. Intimacy can stretch our hearts, so we become more loving, open people. But to flourish in relationships, we must learn to authentically communicate and set clear boundaries to feel at ease and not get overloaded.
Being appreciated and heard makes empaths more grounded. When they have an emotionally available partner who honors their sensitivities–or is willing to learn–they can feel supported. Gentle communication about how to love an empath is important. Like many empaths you might fear that if you really express your true needs to a partner they will run away. Dr. Orloff addresses overcoming these fears, plus what to do if your partner isn’t emotionally available.