Hi everyone, Just wanted to say thanks for your advice. It is helpful - every little bit of information that I can put to use is so greatly appreciated. Thank you especially honey, there were alot of things that you mentioned that I think I will try to help him along. It's going to be a long process and I don't know if I will ever get him to go to see a professional for some counseling or meds, but I will be "gently" encouraging as time goes on. He, like you I'm sure, is a wonderful person. And it kills me that this is happening to him and he can't see a way out. His appreciation for life and for spending time with his children just seems to have left him. At any rate, thank you again for all the advice. Nice to know there are people who understand and care!