I do find that the rules change and peoples have very strong feelings about this as soon as a stepparent gets involved. His sister and I have remained close, and I am at least Facebook friends with his children. You do not want to be discussed behind your back in front of the children. It makes me feel like I'm not enough for him. This is an ad network. If that remains in tact I'll be happy as well.
If you think you need a strong partnership with a partner before you have children together, then get ready for the adventure of raising stepchildren.
Stepmoms Without Biological Children
If I had solved the problems of being in a blended family a ridiculous misnomer, as Martin saysI would conclude with some sage advice. It is one of the skills children need as functioning adults in society. The kids have only one home This is not true. I knew what I was signing up for when we began dating and it honestly doesn't scare me. I just think there is a whole bunch of us stepparents that love all our kids all equally that are getting a raw deal here. Being only half-in when dealing with children is not a great ground to start on. That is why it is better to think one will not inherit anything, and then be surprised if you do.