I am so glad that your Dr. visit was a positive one. It is so important to find a Dr. you "click" with that actually listens! You knew something was out of sorts with you, you just needed someone knowledgeable about these things to confirm it. Now, get started on your meds and keep an open mind about them! I was on Lithium for a while but had to stop it (remember, I am the pharmacutically challaneged one). It took several attempts to find the right med but I have finally started doing very well with Risperdal. I feel more balanced and in control than I have in years, really. I am sad for you that your life partner is not supportive. My husband was not for a long time, I just think he did not want anything to be wrong with me, but, after I went for a full physical and everything came back great, he finally realized that I really did have a emotional/mood disorder and has been very helpful to me ever since. He has taken on alot of household duties, because I do manage to work full time, and anything he can do to keep me out of stresses way! I hope you feel better soon, just knowing and accepting goes along way to you feeling better. My PDoc just retired and I liked him so well. He refilled my meds so I could have a little time before I had to rush right out and find another Dr. I thought that was so thoughtful.
Well, good luck and remember, it is rare to get meds right the first go 'round but you will get there.