As a psychiatrist in Los Angeles and in my workshops I’ve been struck by how many sensitive, empathic people who I call “emotional empaths” come to me, lonely, wanting a romantic partner, yet remaining single for years.
Or else they’re in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed.
Energetically sensitive people unknowingly avoid romantic partnership because deep down they’re afraid of getting engulfed.
Or else, they feel engulfed when coupled, a nerve-wracking, constrictive way to live.
Unfortunately dating apps offer a quick fix of false intimacy, which can become addictive to people who are feeling lonely.