How do I know if someone is my friend without reading into things?
I have noticed in my life as I go about being friendly and talking to people that I tend to catch myself reading too much into people's communication. I mistake people being nice and friendly for being a friend, when in fact, I really wasn't friends with them. I think if they say hello and help me out with my problems, they are my friend, when they only saw me as such and such. How can I not read too much into things and just know if someone is my friend or not? I know we all see friendship differently so maybe they were considered a friend in my book, but in theirs, it wasnt. I am usually the one who gets way too excited when someone says hello, talks to me, that I automatically have a friend. Usually what happens is the next day, week, I find out the truth about their communication. Its tricky and I currently have asperger's syndrome, so any pointers will be nice.