In "Emotional Freedom" I describe emotional empaths as a species unto themselves.
We're super-responders; our sensory experience of relationship is the equivalent of feeling objects with 50 fingers instead of five.
Energetically sensitive people unknowingly avoid romantic partnership because deep down they're afraid of getting engulfed.
Or else they're in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed.
The reason isn't simply that "there aren't enough emotionally available people 'out there,'" nor is their burnout "neurotic." Personally and professionally, I've discovered that something more is going on.
Identifying and communicating yours will prevent you from being bled dry by others.