Women who feel guilty about overeating might empathize with her perceived sexual excess.
I really think, when I try to write a story, then its very important for me to empathize with all the characters that I write.
Humans owe our ability to empathize, and perhaps even love selflessly, to our long association with dogs.
empathize em·pa·thize (ěm'pə-thīz')
v. em·pa·thized, em·pa·thiz·ing, em·pa·thiz·es
To feel empathy in relation to another person.