Please, take the time to watch and absorb this woman's research. I believe if she was an empathic, she would have started with the conclusion and worked backward to substantiate what she knew what was true. However, she is a researcher, which makes her conclusion even more interesting and poignant.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”