I am an empath, I realized this fact about a year ago, but the thing is I formed a bond with this girl named Kayla and she was in a dark place, I helped her, it was like no matter what I could always feel her emotion, I had a sense of her all the time, when she woke up from a bad dream I called and made sure she was ok and all she did was use me. I couldn't get away from the bond though, it was like no matter what I was feeling I had to talk to her, and no matter what she did all I could do was just take it because I felt a need to be there.
I suffered this for awhile until I unexpectedly meet another empath (the first real empath I had met outside of family) turns out I had known her all my life and I didn't know, she said that she knew about me because of my aura though, (I don't see aura's though) I told her about the girl and she said that if I could manage it I could connect to her. After awhile I was able to connect to her but it was different than the other, stronger, I felt more of what she felt, pain, sometimes I knew what she was thinking about, I sometimes protect her dreams, or see her memories, I also feel a stronger pull towards her and I feel "complete" when I focus on the bond.
I know this sounds farfetched but is this normal? And is there a name for this bond? We aren't together or anything she just helped me free myself from Kayla and yet when I connected to her I felt a blast of power, it felt as if I was her for a few minutes at the start but now I never feel that way, what is this? And how do I control it better?