I knew right away that there was a powerful connection but it did take a little while for me to realize that this connection was true love. Once I realized it though, it instantly blossomed into a magical feeling that I make sure to nurture every single day. Mine is a love that grows stronger with every passing moment and for which I am eternally grateful.
Personally, I think relationships that have the best chance for long-term survival have less to do with how they began and a lot more to do with how they are maintained. Relationships that consist of honesty, respect, clear and consistent communication and a genuine appreciation for each other will undoubtedly fare better than those that lack these qualities or that are taken for granted.