I've been living with my lovely other half for 5 months. It was made clear some time before we moved in and once we'd known each other for a while I'd be moving into a lifestyle that was the Army. I'm 27. Once that awareness was clear, the foundations for our future were somewhat realistic. I think I understand the potentials; mum, dad, grandparents, uncles, etc have been in the forces. My girlfriend's grandfather was on both sides of the Chinese forces, having run off from one to carry on in the other during his time. Her father works away from home so she's as prepared as one might expect. Have also had a previous 'serious' partner who went a bit wet once we tried the distance thing. Also, she was going off to work with a security clearance, concentrate on career and all that. A learning experience, then. Which brings me to my question; how much is having a Chinese partner going to bugger me (Oh yes, I'm thinking, but how much?) I've had the background checks previously for an Irish grandmother (great grandfather in the irish army) but this is something quite different. I've passed the basic interviews, psychometrics, physicals, etc. Was put out of the application game for the past year due to an ankle fuckup. Now it's game on. Comments greatly appreciated. Cheers!