HEY BESTIE: I’m scared my FIFO girlfriend is going to cheat on me

HEY BESTIE: My partner just started FIFO work and I’m afraid he’ll cheat on me while he’s away. I asked her to find another job so she can be at home every night, but she won’t do it because she says the money is too good. I’ve been cheated on in the past and I couldn’t do it if it happened again. What should I do?

I’m sorry to hear you have a history of cheating.

Cheating sucks and creates scars in relationships and people that are very difficult to repair.

Once you’ve been cheated on, your mind believes it could happen again in future (or current) relationships. Although your current partner may never have given you reason to believe he would do this to you.

Each relationship is unique and should be treated as a new relationship.

One of the best things to do is not to compare past relationships with current ones. Every relationship should start over – if you’re worried about the past, talk to your new partner about it and find ways you will both work on the relationship to make it as effective as possible for both of you.

Working in a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) role has been called the “golden handcuff” opportunity.

Like most people who have worked or know others who work in the FIFO arena, yes, the money is good.

The lifestyle isn’t that great, the long hours and days are often hot beyond comprehension. Some people love the lifestyle and others do it as a means to an end.

Research has shown that FIFO workers have a greater risk to their mental well-being that can extend to family members around them as well.

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