Q&A Given That Addiction Is Part of His Personality with the Alcohol Abuse, Is He Also a Sex Addict? Is There Any Chance He Might Get Better with DBT Therapy?

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My husband and I have been together for 16 years, married for 3. Last year he was unfaithful for 6 months on and off. It was an emotional and sexual limerent affair with one woman. She would put pressure on him to leave me and my husband moved out several times during his affair and always came back to me after a week. During that time my husband was chatting with numerous other women and he went on a first date with at least 2 women. This was whenever his main affair partner would not give him attention. He says nothing physical happened with anyone besides his main AP. We were doing EMS Online during that time, but he was still acting out in secret. He says that when I finally discovered that it still went on "it set him free from the toxic nightmare he was stuck in". He has since been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder accompanied by alcohol abuse. Now he is on medication, does DBT therapy and he is sober. Given that addiction is part of his personality with the alcohol abuse, is he also a sex addict? Is there any chance he might get better with DBT therapy?



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