Feeling the Pain

I have been meditating regularly. I have monitored my emotions and tried correcting some behavioral patterns through meditation. During this deep introspection I have realized that I am highly intuitive and can feel the pain some other person is going through. This causes pain in me too and unhappiness that someone else is unhappy. In a way it is a blessing to feel someone’s pain but I find myself unable to offer help to the other person to rid their pain. This behavior restricts me from volunteering (I tried mentoring a teenager but I fled from the abuse she went through), helping my friends who need a listening friend and offer unbiased good advice.

How should I make myself stronger so that I can hear and see the pain other people feel and yet be there for them as a strong support system.