Back when i dated before I was diagnosed, from a girlfriend I really expected pretty much a soulmate. Someone I always talked to, telepathic understanding. Someone who completely understood me and no arguments ever. My emotional expectations were set way way way too high and I used to expect this of a best friend too. Now after a lot of work, I understand that sometimes there are going to be fights, sometimes I'm going to be snubbed for something else and I'm working on coping on this, but just with friends for the time being. Not to say that I won't in future, but right now not quite ready although a lot closer to it than i was
With a girlfriend I would want a lot of physical closeness but honestly sex is not really such a big issue with me. I find it quite awkward. I feel fat (which is ridiculous, because I'm skinny, although I have somewhat of a beer belly) and I'm not comfortable naked nor am I comfortable with my dental hygiene for more than a kiss on the lips although I do look after my teeth so I don't know why I have this hang up. I have some side effects of an anti-depressant that a relationship with great communication can easily work around and have a healthy sex life, but I wouldn't feel comfortable on a one night stand or anything.
With not a best friend, I'd expect them to be nice, friendly and not to upset me too much. Really with me it's best friend or acquaintance. Family, it doesn't matter what my expectations are. They are who they are and you can't choose them. I'd like my sister not to upset me too much, and strangely right now I wish they weren't so helpful (lifts to and from work, less rent than most, food bought for me, washing and ironing). I appreciate it, but being more independent might help me and they don't encourage me enough that way. I'm kinda misunderstood by family.