Our expert says:
You're very lucky to be financially OK in times like this with him out of work. But for most of us, part of our definition of ourselves is our work, and perhaps even more so in men, not working can be very depressing, even without financial worries, and often makes the guy think less of himself. And that would be far more effectively dealt with by counselling of the CBT ( COgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) type than by medications as such.
And that would be better than leaving him and trying to pretend it'd be an effective form of shock therapy. Once he can get a grip on the depression with the CBT, you may find the situation far more satisfying, and some marriage counselling sessions could then help a good deal, too
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