An Overly Sensitive Person’s Guide To Being In A Relationship
Just make sure to always maintain open lines of communication with each other. The last thing an overly empathetic person needs is to keep emotions and feelings bottled up inside. Always find comfort in opening up to each other and engaging in the healthy exchange of thoughts and ideas. You can’t let yourself get bogged down by your empathy because the both of you will end up suffering for it in the end.
In a world where technology and innovation are taking society by storm, it seems as if emotions and feelings have taken a backseat. There is a growing demographic of people who seem to have difficulty in dealing with their overly emotional psyches. It is particularly difficult for them to get into relationships because of their high levels of empathy. These people are called empaths and relationships can get difficult for them because of the emotional gravity that this social institution bears on them. Everyone knows that successful relationships are built on healthy exchanges of feelings and emotions between two people. When there is an imbalance of shared emotions and feelings, then the relationship becomes unhealthy and sometimes toxic.
A lot of times, for empaths, the sharing of emotions will become imbalanced. Their high levels of empathy and sensitivity enable them to absorb overly copious amounts of emotional energy from their partners, it can end up overwhelming them in the end. A person can only bear so many emotions on their shoulders at any given time. That is why it’s important for an empath to engage in what some would call unusual methods to preserve their sanity in a relationship. Your partner should be understanding of your mental and emotional psyche, and should always be willing to try new things to make your relationship work. You’re going to have to redefine the parameters of traditional relationships and make it work for your own. It’s not going to be easy; but it will be worth it.
Just make sure to always maintain open lines of communication with each other. The last thing an overly empathetic person needs is to keep emotions and feelings bottled up inside. Always find comfort in opening up to each other and engaging in the healthy exchange of thoughts and ideas. You can’t let yourself get bogged down by your empathy because the both of you will end up suffering for it in the end. Empaths will require a lot of patience and understanding in order for a relationship to work properly. Most empaths find it difficult to get into stable and loving relationships because they can get fed up and overwhelmed by the emotional gravity of the situation. They also find themselves succumbing to the pressure of not living up to what is expected of them.
In order for your relationship to work, you have to be upfront with your emotional state. You have to be honest with yourself and your partner and establish some ground rules. Help your partner understand that there are precautions the both of you need to take if you want to preserve the emotional balance of your relationship. A loving partner would understand your needs and willingly give in to them on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to hide who you are because of your relationship. So here are some tips that you could practice to help maintain your relationship:
Be upfront about who you are and what your needs in a relationship will be.
From the onset, the both of you should be willing to face the realities of the situation. Your relationship won’t be a perfect one (no relationship is). You have to make your partner understand that your relationship will probably be an unconventional one, but that’s what you need it to be in order for you to survive. This way, early on, you can tell how much your partner is willing to commit to you. If your partner bails on you, then at least you will have known early that your love probably wasn’t going to last. If your partner is willing to stay, then maybe your love is worth fighting for.В – Continue reading on the next page
Establish your preferred sleeping style.
Yes. You will need your private space especially during the most intimate and vulnerable moments of your day. This includes sleeping time. Your partner should understand if you want to be able to separate your sleeping spaces on the bed. Make your partner understand that you don’t want to lose a good night’s sleep because you feel trapped on the bed. Establish what makes you comfortable before the start of your relationship.
Talk about your needs for dedicated personal space.
You will need your private quarters where only you can dominate. If you plan on living together in a home or in an apartment, negotiate for having a dedicated space for you to be alone with your thoughts. You will need your own little quarters to escape the heavy emotions of the world. This can serve as your little recharge area where you can be alone.
Travel efficiently with each other.
Traveling can be a struggle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be doing it together. You can get around your emotional claustrophobia by laying out proper room plans and bathroom times. You don’t have to share everything on a vacation, and your partner should be willing to understand that. Bring your own baggage too if you want.
Feel free to take small breaks regularly.
Mini-breaks at regular intervals can be a good opportunity for you to recharge your soul and take control of your senses. They could last a few minutes or a few days. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you need them, and your partner needs to be patient with you.
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