Hi everyone. Just looking for some advice really. As sometimes happens in life, loads of exciting things have happened at once. This month, I got both my first teaching job and a new boyfriend. Having been single for a while, it's really nice to be with someone new and I'm really excited about it. I can see a future in it and I'm at the stage where I want to be with him all the time. This is the problem - my job starts next week and I am an NQT who will be in Year 6. I know how demanding it's going to be...on my PGCE placements, I worked non-stop from 7am-11pm some days. I want to make the best of this opportunity after being unemployed for so long and really do the best for the kids by being a fantastic teacher. I know the time this takes up (I often worked weekends on the PGCE too) and I'm worried it will take a toll on my new relationship. I really like my new boyfriend but I can also be a workaholic and I don't want things to break down so early because we never see each other while I'm planning/marking/doing all the things teachers have to do. How does everyone manage to keep a good work/life balance, particularly if you are in a relationship? Any tips would be great as it's all looking a bit daunting at the moment.