You can give people the benefit of knowing how you experience their behavior, and then give them a chance to change and evolve. But that doesn’t mean staying in a situation that isn’t serving you, or is potentially harmful to you.  

Empaths can worry that if they leave a situation like a job, or a romantic partnership, that the other person’s needs will go unmet.

Remind yourself that your primary obligation is to meet your own needs, and avoid falling into codependency. To do so, you can get support from other loved ones, experts, and healthcare professionals. Remember: Your sensitive, compassionate heart deserves loving relationships!