My family does not know about my Empathic abilities. I have known about my abilities for 8 years and I have yet to say anything. Only three people I am friends with know about my abilities and only because they told me about theirs first. With my family, often times I am able to tell them when spirits are around the house but I don't think they really get how I do it. Also they do notice my "mood swings" when I get certain feelings but when they ask questions about them I just kind of shrug it off. I don't really know what I should say to them but I feel that if I tell them and they accept it my abilities will be enhanced but I do not want them to think I'm weird. I also am scared that they won't accept it and it will end up doing more harm than good since I will know how they really feel about it.
I would also like to know peoples' experiences with telling a potential love interest. I have been speaking to a guy for awhile and I feel that he should know before we really get serious. Often times I will ask, "What do you think about psychics" or "Do you believe in psychic abilities?" But I won't find the courage to really tell them if they say no and if they say yes I just take it as an ok thing. I'm afraid it will complicate things or he will just decide not to talk to me anymore.
This has really been an on-going struggle with me and I feel that it has really been holding me back from my full potentials since I have no one to confide in. So if anyone has any ideas on how I should tell people, or can tell me about their "coming out" stories I would appreciate it! Thank you!