The difference between empathy and enmeshment

Did you know that there’s a distinct difference between healthy empathy and enmeshment?

I’ve spent a lifetime exploring how empathy works, how it goes awry, how we can understand it more clearly, and how we can create a ground for self-care and self-empathy within our everyday lives.

I’ve also been looking at an idea about empathy that goes something like this:

Empathy means that you agree with me, that you support me, that you feel my emotions alongside me, and that you meet my needs, even if I don’t articulate them. When you do that, we’re empathizing and you’re empathic.