Hi Sara~ I will lift you up in prayer. I know you are making the right choice. Dont regret it, and try not to think about it now. Right now, focus on enjoying your time now with your daughters, and getting ready, like you said.
You will never regret this decision. You are really fortunate to have a Sister who will take care of your kids. That is awesome! As far as your ex~ it sounds like if he keeps doing the crap he is, like with the SUV stunt, he may find himself behind bars. That is not smart to be maliciously destroying property. Wow!
Anyway, also, my counselor told me this....there is no way that an ex~or anyone can take your kids' from you, and get custody, if you are going into a treatment/rehab~ because you are doing this to "better yourself" and your life, and to ultimately be "better" & "healthy" for your kids. So, dont even let that fear entertain your mind.
In answer to your question, yes, my husband is very supportive of me.....and he knows all of my "stuff." My son actually knows too. I have had some very good conversations with him re: my problem, and he has been very mature about it. His dad does know about it too now...where as *3* years ago, he did not know. He knows now, not to the extent that I want him to know anymore, and that is ok. He does not need to know all the details. He also knows that he cant take my son away from me. The other thing is this...if the Dad acts like a complete jerk, the kids will end up resenting him. That is how my son is now. Even though, he just recently moved in with his father, to be able to go to his old school that he missed so much.....he may be there with his father physically, but his Dad does not have my sons Heart....he may have him physically, but not his heart. My son is starting to say he does not even want to live there. And his Dad put this on himself. I am just letting my son experience this for himself. I know in time, he will come back here. And to any others who read this post, I dont want to sound like a man basher, because I am not....and I think Dad's are great for kid's...but it really depends on what kind of Dad the man is. And my sons' Dad, is not the greatest. But anyway, the main point is this......keep your chin up Sara. You will do fine. I am rooting for you. I know you are going to get better. Maybe I will too. Thank you.
PS~ what is "Cracked"? is it a book about Addiction? if so, can you tell me who the Author is? I would love to read it.