I am married to an addict and we have two children. My husband is getting help for his addiction, but because I have decided to stay in the relationship to help him, could I loose my children?
How old are your children?
If your husbands behavior affects your children because of in appropriate behavior, then you may have some serious problems.
If your husband is just facing an addiction and learning how to deal with it, don't keep it from your children. Engage with them, help them to understand that daddy has a problem that he is learning how to manage it, so I will need your help. If you have any questions, ask me I will be honest with you.
This will actually increase the strength of the family. If you pretend like things are fine, they can recognize the deceit and this will affect them more than anything else. Be honest, forth right and show them respect. You will get more respect and they will also learn to respect their father.
This is also a teaching moment that your children can learn that there are some things that someone may need additional help and it is ok.