I would also like to know the answer to this ! My partner is just as you described yours, hes as supportive as he could be alongside working full time to support our family, but this has been going on for 3 years now and i havent really improved my situation atall. I feel like he loves me and we have kids so he feels like he has to stay and try to help me but i dont think hes happy and he holds on to the women i was when we met but after having crippling anxiety and depression for so long i am a completely different person and i worry once he realises the women he wants is never coming back and this is me now, will he leave ? And am i selfish for staying with him when im like this. I dont know
I agree @A MyDepressionTeam Member. It's when the partner ISN'T supportive and just goes through the motions make it look that way
It can be possible, but it’s very important for both people to remember that the person in the relationship without depression is not a therapist. It’s very unhealthy to rely on a romantic relationship to make you feel better if you’re depressed. Been there, done that, it doesn’t help and leaves you vulnerable to abusive situations.
My other half is very understanding of my mental state and he's always there to remind me to take my medications. He also asks me daily if I'm okay and asks if there are any ways that he can help me. I'm just worried that this will forever be his life. If anyone can enlighten me on if that gets easier!