This desire to be loved and wanted often leads them to fall prey to the manipulators and thereafter be exploited and abused.
They are literally blinded by love and generosity in their heart, so much that they are often willingly led into traps of narcissists.
Those who pose to be exploited and victimized pull them in and our hero the savior walks in to take the pain way, in the quest to drive out their darkness fall into their nasty games. Empaths are not made of stones and they do feel the pain. Even when they know there is danger ahead they cannot resist this urge to help. They find their escape in rescuing others. They have this feeling that by helping others, they are helping themselves.
They cannot light other lives while keeping theirs dark forever. The refusal to address their own pain doesn’t serve them good in the long run.
The struggle for empaths is harder as they don’t only deal with their pain but also those which absorbed from others. It’s not like they have no idea of the burdens they carry or the sufferings they are going through but they seek the remedy of their sufferings and pain that lives within them in illuminating someone else’s life.
It’s for the empaths to feel any emotion more penetratingly than others. No wonder they have to deal with most heartaches and pain but they just don’t give in to the dark side of an empath. Such pain could be avoided by learning to cope with all the energies around, they need to distinguish between the emotions that belongs them and that ones that emanate from outside.
The world needs more empaths but empaths don’t really need to pay this cost.