Our expert says:
Remember that a Depression doesn't necessarily need any obvious external cause ; and that not all misery is Depression. It sounds as though your husband has a real drinking problem, which he could learn to control, if he saw an appropriate shrink. And marriage counselling could help you both to sort things out, or at least to make a wiser decision about how to proceed.
Interesting to hear his theory of the Monday stomach bug, a germ with a built-in calendar.
If you feel unable to divorce him ( he would presumably be required by the court to pay maintenance for the kids ), the counselling, may be the best way to make things more tolerable at least, and perhaps the counsellor can persuade him to take his problem drinking seriously and fix it. There are meds that can help with that, such as acamprosate and antabuse
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