Sometimes we hear what we want to hear and we accept something to be truthful that is not. This is a process. We are all human and we have our flaws and we make mistakes. Despite all the challenges we endure in life, we must continue to move forward and make choices, keep our hearts open to love and most important be kind and compassionate. When you are an empath, you take on the emotions of others and all the highs and lows surrounding you. The lesson for me has been to set appropriate boundaries and to learn to not attach or get hooked into the drama of others. There are some who will play the victim mode in an effort to control or manipulate you and one must stand strong and continue to move ahead. Life is a gift!