I read this article by David Almeida. http://epages.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/a-word-of-advice-to-the-empath/
He was talking about Empaths getting hurt by helping other people. Sometimes you can get stuck right in the middle of someone elses drama. I have seen this time and again when Empath men and sometimes just men in general help out a woman who is in trouble.
The damsel in distress syndrome. All men need to realize that some women complain, complain, and complain some more about there lives when you may find that a lot of the time it has been over exaggerated.
If you are an Empath who has been stuck in the middle of someone elses drama after helping them, you need to start looking for any observable signs in people that would indicate drama.
I have always used my abilities to scan people for 'trouble' because I have never trusted people. So, I can look through someone to see whether or not they are genuine or drama.