i feel like i belong here! :
i'm super empathetic, even to the point of feeling other folks physical pain. i've had many "prophetic" dreams, they always come true. there is always a difference in "those" dreams and other ones, if that makes sense. for some reason, people ALWAYS tell me their secrets, it's so bizarre. it happens so frequently though, it's got to be something more than i'm just easy to talk to. for example, last time i went out, i had thus guy in his 40's behind me in line at the grocery store with his probably 6 y/o kid. the guy went on and on about how his wife left him, his mom committed suicide, he doesn't know how to be a dad.... it's always a cry for help. then at the craft store, same day, a woman was telling me how she'd had an abortion, and it haunts her and she hears her baby crying every nite. she was crying and having this meltdown on me, and i'm like, "uh, i'm sorry?" i try to talk to these folks and be polite, but sometimes it's too much and i have to go ice queen or i start crying and feeling too much. i feel like i should start carrying around cards for therapists lol it really is hilarious and crazy, my husband and i will make bets on how many people will "talk" to me any time we go out.
i've always been able to gauge other people's emotions, i also know when someone is lying immediately. my husband is the same way. he's very good at reading vibes, and he's never been wrong in the 6 years we've been together.
this is all so very interesting to me, and i'm so glad i have a place to talk about this! i've felt crazy for far too long.
wanted to add that I too could be in your "stranger tell me personal things" club. Grocery and department stores seem to be prime for this. I smiled at a lady passing me in the you-serve candy isle at the grocery store while shopping with dd. The lady started talking and although it started as your typical "hi, how are you" I could tell she was full of thoughts and desperatly looking for a place to unload them. For 45 minutes she went on to tell me about her childhood abuse, abusive first husband, how she met her current husband, her sole mate as she called him, (they met at a Halloween party which also now happens to be their son's birthday), and on and on. I happily listened even though I probably had other things to do. After the firts 10 minutes I could tell she just wanted someone to listen so... I did. A lady behind me in line at Wal Mart looked at dd in my cart and mentioned that her daughter was going to have a baby. I gave the typical, "oh, when is she due" sort of answer which somehow led the lady to tell me how she had gotten pregnant when she was very young, had an abortion, went into a deep depression because of it, then later turned her life around when she became pregnant again years later. Without me saying much at all to her she went on. She explained how she felt guilt up until she had her daughter and realized that her earlier decision wasn't something that should rule her life. Then we both went through the check out and parted. Odd... but, I'm ok with that. This sort of thing happens everywhere, "while in the waiting room at the doctors office, at the store, at the park, seemingly anywhere someone finds me alone for a moment.
Lots of middle aged parents telling me about their troubled or unruley teens or telling me about how they were troubled or unruley as teens... weird.
Anyway, glad you found us! Come by often!