It seems to me that women tend to expect

emotional support when in trouble; while men try to be practical and fast in their solutions, whether they ignore them at all or face them in just one shot.

Women don’t want to be told HOW to overcome difficulties, they just need more time and someone who voluntarily reminds them that everything will be fine. Men usually have a different approach. If they need you, they will ask for your help.

Keeping this in mind might save you more than one misunderstanding.