I have recently started taking Efexor XR after being on Zoloft for a few months. My husband did not know I was on the Zoloft and doesn't know I am on the Efexor now, although he knows I was considering taking the Efexor. The problem is that he doesn't understand depression because he's never had it and believes that you can just 'snap out of it' all by yourself. I was taking prozac last year and he did nothing but criticize me the whole time about being on 'drugs'. This is the reason I haven't told him about the antidepressants I have tried this year. It's just not worth the extra stress and pressure from him. I gave him a booklet to read (from the sample packet of Efexor) and I felt for sure it would help him understand. It helped a little but he still doesn't understand, he thought I wanted permission off him to take the drugs when all I was after was some support from him, I will take the drugs with or without his permission. I offered to make an appointment with my doctor so he could discuss any concerns he has but he said he will be fine without that. Does anyone else have this problem?