For example: autistic people often think in black and white terms and can struggle to see things from other people’s perspectives.
Imagine how violent an argument could be between two people who could not see the others perspective!
I’ve already encountered this situation with many of my autistic friends, and having that kind of argument with a lover could only be worse.
I hate to make generalisations, but autistic people are often hopeless at flirting.
The autistic friends I have are actually way cuddlier than my neuro typical friends.
They can occasionally take this too far, as it’s difficult for them to understand social boundaries.
I was being bullied, and had dealt with that by retreating behind my walls, not expressing affection towards others because I felt it would make me vulnerable. I never stopped loving them; it was just difficult to express that love.
After speaking with some autistic friends I’ve realised this kind of emotional shut down is quite common in times of crisis, particularly when the person in question is a teenager.