How My Diagnosis Transformed the Way I Think About Friendships

I have made the claim recently that talking is my favorite activity, but I am here now to clarify that claim. It isn’t that I love talking to just anyone — although I have been known to engage with random strangers — but that my deep love of talking has to do with interacting with friends. The underlying joy is the give and take, the affirmation of mutual interest and loving. We…