I know this is something that people have issues with relationships, even more so when you are autistic.
I have struggled my entire life to understand what a real friendship is. Not just having friendships but keeping them. Since my autism diagnosis however, being able to accept my short falls, I can safely say I have friends. It is amazing for me to say this. I never really had a frame of reference so I had to discuss it with my support worker but I have friends.
This however brings on the fear of how do I make sure that I do not loose them?
I am just so happy I can say this out loud.