“Love is patience. It manifests between kindred spirits, whose histories have molded them to compliment the other, and who by the momentum of the universe, are destined to be brought together. These people in your life will build you, and define you as you will them. Those lovers whom you would slay to have, those friends whom you would be slain to protect. Love is not merely the deepest of intimacy, it is to acknowledge that without those whom you love and who love you, you would be nothing but a shell full of empty memories.” — Joshua Valentine: writer laureate and romantic
That's my friend who wrote it and it just hit home. You have chemistry, acceptance, and patience.