Dating an empath is not easy, it has a lot of ups and downs. It is well worth it, but there will be points where you find yourself questioning everything.
While empaths love to help others and always do their best to be there for the people in their lives, they struggle in a lot of ways. Being romantically involved with an empath can be just as draining for the person with the empath as being an empath is overall. I know, this might sound silly, but it’s important to be aware of.
Below I am going to go over some important tips for loving someone with a sensitive soul, the souls of empaths are not the same as those of everyone else within reason. They operate on a different level and allowing that to sink in will help you see things as they are.
11 Tips For Dating A Sensitive Soul:
1. Do not lie to them, be open and honest above all else.
Lying to an empath is one of the worst possible things you can do. Be honest with them and open. Don’t hold back and make sure you’re saying what needs to be said.
2. Don’t keep them from getting the space they need when they need it.
When an empath needs space that is something they must have. They know their own limits better than anyone else. Don’t push them to power through things when they are clearly at their limit.
3. Do not close yourself off, be willing to communicate.
Communication is very important in all relationships. If you’re with an empath it is even more important, talk about the issues before you. Don’t let things go unsaid.
4. When all else fails, be willing to listen.
While there will be times when your empath is on edge and breaking down but those moments are not as intense as you may feel like they are. The best thing you can do during them is be there for your empath. Show your empath that you’re willing to listen and take the time to hear them out.
5. Do not undermine their abilities or downplay things because you do not understand them.
Be encouraging and help your empath be the best empath that he or she can be. This isn’t something that they can simply turn off and it is something you will have to accept if you want to remain together. There is no way around it, period.
6. Be present even during the intense moments.
I know, there will be moments when things are a bit nuts but your presence is needed. You are your partner’s support system and with you by their side things will get better. You are doing more than you realize.
7. Give just as much as you take.
Don’t be the kind of person who takes more and more from your partner. Give just as much as you take and be there for your partner. Things are as they should be when both parts are pulling their weight.
8. Don’t force them into things/situations they are uncomfortable with.
Your empath is going to come across some hard situations and while they may have to take a step back you should not force them to try and work through uncomfortable things within reason. They handle things differently than other people. They, again, know their own limits better than anyone else.
9. Be encouraging and make sure they know you believe in them.
Don’t make your empath think that you feel their abilities are silly or made up. Make sure they know you believe in them and what it is they do. They are here for a reason and their powers are real.
10. Try to see things from their perspective.
You might not always understand what the empath is doing or why he or she is doing it but you should try to. Do your best to take yourself out of your own shoes. I know, this can be hard but it is very important.
11. Don’t be afraid to love them.
Empaths are some of the best people to love. They will be there for you like no one else. Being in love with an empath is a wonderful treat.