Our expert says:
Actually, you seem to describe your probelm rather well, which is the basis for doing something about it, preferably with the aid of a CBT-style counsellor. Yes, it sounds like low self-esteem leads you to seek attention from others, even when, like a dog chasing a car, you don't necessarily want the car if it stops for you. And as you recognize alcohol as a risk factor ( it always makes it easier for us to be foolish ) avoid it in such situations.
Cheating is not a sign of being insufficiently in love with someone, but of having insufficient respect for them ( and for yourself ).
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