The empath: the person who understands your pain, your joy and everything in between.
Their big heart gives too much, even though they receive too little.
They’ll love you unconditionally and protect your emotions at all costs.
Sounds like the perfect person, right? So, why are so many empaths single?
Simple. Most people simply can’t handle an empath’s complexity, depth and powerful capacity for love.
If you didn’t know, an empath is someone who is highly sensitive to the energy/moods/emotions of people and situations to the point where they can take on those emotions as their own.
And even though their superpowers come with a range of strengths, most people, especially insecure ones, simply can’t handle them. Here’s why:
1) Empaths Ask Too Many Questions
People, in general, don’t like to contemplate the hard questions in life and it can lead to a relationship breakdown before it even gets started.
If an empathic person is looking for someone to share their hopes and dreams with, they might be disappointed to find that most people are creatures of habit and automation.
2) Empaths are Honest
They can’t hold anything back, even when they know it will cost them a relationship.
People who are strongly rooted in their beliefs are clear about what they want in life, which can cause problems for a person who just wants to settle down with the status quo.
3) Empaths Know What They Want
Are you still wondering what you want to be when you grow up? Empaths aren’t.
They have a clear vision of where they are going and how they are going to get there and often times, when people get in their way, it can lead to a road of singledom.
Getting where they want to go is important and a priority for an empath.
4) Empaths Want Empathic Partners
Good luck with that. They want meaningful relationships that have many levels of complexity. It’s hard for the average person to buy into that and adopt it as their mantra.
If a person is looking for a one night stand, empathic people should not be their target.