Do empaths—people who are sensitive to the energies and emotions of others—have certain requirements in romantic relationships? Your hyper-perceptive system means that you can feel the energies and emotions of your partner intimately—almost as if their emotions were your own. Therefore empaths can bond very deeply with lovers. This dynamic can make for rich relationships, but it can also produce boundary issues and other risks. If you’re an empath, you should keep the following guidelines in mind when dating or navigating your current romantic partnership:. This is a big one for empaths, and something I cover extensively in my book Self-Care for Empaths. It’s understandable that an empath would mistake feeling someone else’s emotions for needing to manage, contain, or shift someone else’s emotions.