nice to read you are making all the positive steps. You will find your way and we will be there for the support.
People will hurt your feelings in the process, we all get hurt, but that's part of life. It will make the good stuff taste even sweeter.
You deserve all the support you can get. You are already giving so much care and attention to people around you.
Stay sincere, that might make some people avoid you, true, but on the long run it will get you friendship from those that deserve it.