I think my friend who is an empath is upset with me (via text) over a response to a text from her last night. How should I address this?
If I were you I would ask how they are, if they are upset they will let you know, if they don't bring it up I would just let it drop. Now is you still think that there is more and you can't shake the upset feeling ask them if they understood what you meant by the text. It is always better to ask this question in person or at least over the phone so you can hear the contexts in the phone, only text if the other options are not available. Depending upon the answer depends upon if you need to explain it better or drop it.
Hopefully this helps.
Now I am not saying your friend is going to break the friendship but if like me it takes a while for me to think about things and to decide how it effects me, most people will never realized that I am taking this time to figure out how it all effects me because as an empath I have to sort out my emotions from the other person's emotions. There is only the one person who I will let know how much their words and actions effect me because of our connection he can feel my emotions also. I will never bring up an issue if time has gone by as what is the point.
What has your friend done in the past? As an empath they may not want to bring up the issue as they already know that you are sorry and it is something that you are truly sorry for.
In my experience most empaths are easily offended (from having a sensitive personality). And we're moody from dealing with 24/7 energy reception from others. So it's pretty easy to offend an empath most days. But I would say most don't hold drudges and are forgiving types. You may want to bring this up with her now that she's less upset. See if you can address it, exchange ideas, and move on.