To love and be loved in return is something that many might consider the greatest conquest our lives have to offer. The reward is so great that we risk vulnerability and heartbreak just to chance that we’ll find that special someone who will fill our cup and make us feel like sunshine.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. When someone has a strong sense of empathy, we call that person an empath.
Here are 5 things you will likely encounter in a relationship with a highly empathetic person.
1. They’ll know how you feel, even if you don’t say it:
One of the greatest things people struggle with when braving a romantic relationship is learning to share their feelings with their partner.
When an empath reads your emotions, they treat them with the utmost care. You have nothing to fear when you approach an empath with the contents of your heart. They will care for it as if it was their own.
2. When they are hurting, they won’t lash out:
This is never something you will need to worry about with an empath. They stay conscious of your feelings even when they are suffering. They may become quiet or distant when they are hurting, but that is only to keep from burdening you with their troubles. Give them time and understanding, and they will open up to you when they are ready.
3. They are natural givers:
Believe it or not, there are people out there who are not selfish and who don’t think only about their own well-being. They give their love and time selflessly to the person they love and because they’re natural givers, they won’t hold anything back from you.
4.They will always put you first:
An empath will be one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. Because of how sensitive they are to other people’s experiences, they will always do everything in their power to positively impact those experiences. If they love you, they’ll want to make you the happiest person in the world. You may have to be watchful to make sure they don’t give too much of themselves, but you will never have to worry about asking too much of an empath. Be open about your needs and they will be more than receptive.
5. They’ll never do anything to hurt you:
Empaths are people that make mistakes the same as anyone else, but an empath is different in one key way. They will never cheat, lie, treat you unfairly, or take any action intentionally that they know could cause you pain. In fact, they will go to extensive lengths to avoid actions that even resemble it. You can always trust an empath to hold your best interests in their hearts