I have been with my booyfriend nearly 3 years. He has small 3 children, I get on reasonably well with them and have made an effort to build up a relationshp. I do however worry about possible difficulties in the future. I wondered if anyone was in a similar position. Please don't respond to this thread with comments such as 'not worth the time' or 'its too much hassle and , what have you let yourself in for?'! As a teacher I see many step famlies, some not particularly happy and I don't want that to happen with us!