In my experience, most men think women are emotionally weaker or more vulnerable than we guys. This despite what we may say to avoid being called anti-woman or seen as insensitive. This despite any research that seems to say something different. Other men don’t necessarily think their bride is weaker, but none-the-less feel they have a responsibility to guard her emotionally.
If you think either of these, what are you doing about it? Are you protecting her, running interference, or giving her a break when life is stressful? Do you think she is less able to deal with stress, but act as if she should deal with it as well as you?