Provider doesn't have to mean money. Does he do other things in the relationship like say most of the work at home, raise kids, stuff like that? Or does he just sit home and have fun?
It's hard for me to quantify exact amounts of time. Throughout the marriage he worked part time, his total income depended on how many times he got called, mostly he made 10-20% my income, on good times at most 40%. For the rest of the time, a very rough estimate could be:
5 yrs no kids, minimal house work help, lots of fun computer time, go to gym, visit with friends
3 yrs help with 2 kids, minimal house work help, fun computer time, watch sports
3 yrs help with 2 kids w/ a relative at home also helping with the kids, minimal house work help, fun computer time, watch sports
.5 yr step up with house work, much less time on computer, actively looking for jobs, working extra, help more with kids
That's a condensed summary. I give him credit for things he's done to help out like run errands, car maintenance or appointments, fixing broken things in the house, drive the family places or to appointments, but aside from helping out with the kids which is big work (mostly when the relative was not around) most of these years he was able to have fun.