Levinson's theory of middle adulthood can also be considered the mid-life crisis. The four major conflicts are relating to a person getting older.
The third of the major conflict is being masculine versus being feminine. Masculine represents strength and feminine represents weakness. In the conflict of masculinity versus femininity, a man discovers that showing weakness is not necessarily feminine. An ex of this would be for a man to show his feelings more in a relationship and to share his feelings when communicating with someone on a personal basis.
My problem is regarding the masculinity versus femininity: showing emotions is considered a weakness? Why/why not?