I... Am very empathic. Very. And when I decide to care about someone it is hard for me to separate their life and things going on from my own.
It's been an issue for me my entire life I have done it with my parents all my life and I do it with my best friends now... Because when I decide to care about someone it's family. My tribe. And... Being so empathic i have had a really hard time separating others emotions from my own
This doesn't mean the people around me are in the wrong when I can't handle the feels they are having ... It means I care too much and I am trying to take on their feels when a normal person would be able to separate themselves and not get upset as much.
So I have alienated my best friend over somethings and I am trying to cope with the possibility of losing a friend over things that... Are super complicated. But I am supposed to set healthy boundaries... Therapist said so.. And I don't.... This is hard okay