What activities comprise each and what do they expect from friends when sharing emotional and relationship difficulties? (remember differences are average differences, there is a lot similarity as well. (p. 505.)
although men rate their friendship as less intimate than do women, at least in terms of self-disclosure and emotional expressiveness, men's friendships nevertheless serve to buffer stress and reduce depression in the same way that women's friendships do. When men do achieve a high level of intimacy with other men, they usually follow a different path than women, one that emphasizes activities and companionship over self-disclosure and emotional expressiveness.