Hi TheFirstSunset, a warm welcome to you.
I'm a big believer in seeking support in order for us to gradually make sense of overwhelming challenges. Of course, we face dozens of simple challenges every day which we've mastered over time, such as getting ready for the day or making a sandwich, for example, but it's the big ones that can really leave us with a lot of questions and a sense of a lack of direction.
I'm Mum to a 14yo boy and 17yo girl and we talk through a lot of things. While we're raising ourselves to challenges and achievements, we're also raising each other. I believe it's important to be a part of such a team, whether it's a social/friendship circle, family circle, spiritual circle etc, being a member of a circle of open minded compassionate folk makes a difference.
You sound like a very sensitive person, join the club :) While there are a lot of upsides to be sensitive, one of the down sides involves the realisation that people around you may not be so sensitive. In other words they may be unable to pick up on how you're feeling. This might actually be natural for you, picking up on others subtle emotions. If others aren't as natural, you're 1st challenge is to raise their awareness.
Out of the people you know, your best bet is to pick one who's sensitive, compassionate, open minded and who is pretty well balanced between grounded and inspirational. Someone like this makes a good listener and can be helpful when it comes to giving us the ability to read our own compass, an ability that serves us well throughout our life.