Any Male; single, married, or with kids go through ups and downs in life and need some one to talk to. Many of us try to act hard and leave stuff bottled up and try to work them out on our own. Your kids can turn to you, thier mom, or grandparents. Ya lady can come to you, her parents and her friends; but as a man who do you turn to?
You may have homeboys, but them dudes are immature and start crackin on you and probly will call you a bitch for trying to spill ya guts and get advice and the advice they give you doesnt come from a strong foundation.
Sometimes, your lady might cant handle what you're going through; hell, she might even be the reason that you are going through it. You might have problem paying your bills, short on cash, or things of that nature.
Any time I have a problem, I call my brother. He is younger than me, but he is mature. There has been times that i've gone to brother 'imgoingtoheaven" when I have bible questions and want a serious answer.