Select one stressful situation to focus on in this Discussion (e.g.,
divorce, marriage, a job changes or loss, a sick family member or
aging parent, a death in the family, etc.).
Explore the topic of stress on the American Psychological Association
website. Focus on stress issues related to the life situation you
Now think about how stressors may be different for men and women in
general and specific to the situation you chose. How might men and
women deal with the stressors differently? Why might there be
Life in general is often marked with some kind of pressure and demands from within or even outside. The need to achieve certain limits or set goals, the demands from the surrounding environment among other often birth what we now call stress. The mentioned idea can take two major forms. That is, Chronic and Acute. While the former often takes longest time that can end compromising the immune system, the latter takes shorter period of time and could be overcome easily. In this paper, I will discuss the concept of stress and how it manifests itself in various contexts ranging from family aspect to workplace. The paper will also look at how stress can be felt differently between the two genders.