Emotional support. For women I think it is no more than availability. I do not know, really.
Men and women think differently because they are raised differently.Conditioning of society pegs them into role playing, I am a man you are a woman. Other than the difference in anatomy we are all human beings. In this conditioned role playing, immediately there are restrictions.
The conditioned demand for emotional support, expected by women from men normally given by women to other women as friends is no more than "I am here, if you need me. All you have to do is call."