Sad people make me uncomfortable and anxious. I just don't know how to react around them. I shut down. And there are people who turn to me for comfort, but I just don't know *how* to comfort them.
I fully recognize that I am "bad at sad." But I really stress when I'm expected to be comforting and I am simply incapable of it. These are the moments I feel the most Autistic (in a bad way). These are the moments I struggle the most to feel comfortable with myself and feel like an adequate person to those who love me. I sometimes feel so incompetent in relationships. And when people are sad, I tend to feel worse about myself.