Extreme Empathy

It's good to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, but too much of a good thing can blind you. Cover Image: YuliaGrigoryeva/Shutterstock
The Empathy Trap

The Empathy Trap

By Robin Stern Ph.D., Diane Divecha Ph.D.

When empathy backfires

Not a Doormat

By Elizabeth Svoboda

Are you sacrificing your own needs?
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Can Altruism Go Too Far?

By Jennifer Haupt

New Yorker writer Larrisa MacFarquhar explores the extreme need to help.
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Supporting a Friend

By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D.

... and what to offer instead.

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