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Role Reversal

The Democratic Debate Was A Weird Role Reversal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders repeatedly flubbed opportunities to attack Hillary Clinton on his strongest issue during Thursday night's Democratic deba...

7 Parenting Lessons I Learned When I Became My Ill Mother’'s Caregiver

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty
Charmaine Belonio

It'’s been more than one year since my mother was diagnosed with late stage cervical cancer. The diagnosis turned our lives upside down and revealed the best and worst in me as I exchanged roles with her and became her caregiver.

A Cosmic Case Of Role Reversal With My 20-Year-Old Son

Perry Block | Posted 12.17.2016 | Fifty
Perry Block

Not so long ago my 20-year-old son Brandon and I were watching TV when he turned to me and said: 'Dad, I think it's time to get a haircut.'

How To Cope When You Reverse Roles With Your Aging Parents

Patricia S. Guthrie | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Patricia S. Guthrie

I've never felt so conflicted as I did when I packed up 40 years worth of family possessions from the only home I ever knew. Watching your parents age and being the one on the front lines of denial -- I'm not moving, I don't need help, etc. -- slaps you awake into a reality no one wants, or is prepared, to face.

Having It All... For Now

Linda S. Haase | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Linda S. Haase

I cannot describe the unmitigated relief I felt when Jenna was three and scraped her knee at the playground. Both Joel and I were there -- but she sobbed for her Mommy.

When Your Kids Become The Grown-Ups

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

In addition to the angst caused by the fact that my son was leaving home was this new twist: It was possibly the first time it seemed like he was the grown-up and I was the kid.

WATCH: What If Parents And Kids Switched Roles?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

The web series "The Flip Side" excels in role-reversal (you probably saw their great video of guys and girls switching places in the bar scene). Their...

WATCH: When Men And Women Trade Places -- At The Gym

Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

What would happen if men and women switched roles, especially in settings that encourage stereotypically male and female behavior? The comedy video...

Why Every Marriage Needs A 'Good Cop' And A 'Bad Cop'

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every marriage has to have a good guy and a bad guy in it for the couple to survive in the real world. You can't both be the Cleavers or you'll get eaten alive out there.

'Suddenly All I Wanted to Do Was Brush Her Hair'

Donna Johnson | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Donna Johnson

What is the single most intense, fraught, infuriating and rewarding relationship in your life? For many women, the answer is a no-brainer: the one we have with our mothers.

Money And Sex: The Mating Game In The 21st Century

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Consider the possibility that our attitudes and behaviors concerning money are programmed by thousands of years of evolution, not just a dozen years of childhood socialization.

A Women's Nation Changes Everything: Or Does It?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

More than half of the women in a recent survey said they take on significantly more responsibility for house and family, but only 28 percent of men saw it that way.