Like women, men also have a much easier time than their ancestors did. Machines make life easier, and computers make life more sedentary. Men live longer than ever before, but the fact that you aren't plowing your fields with a hand plow all day doesn't mean you aren't stressed. You are stressed, and it's no wonder. Men are expected to do more than ever before — be both provider and nurturer, strong and emotionally available, independent and supportive. Men may feel stress if they aren't always confident and strong, or if they aren't willing to share their emotions.