Role reversal can seriously stress a marital relationship. And indeed, the Hemmerts have been sleeping in separate bedrooms for a long time. But is it really role reversal that's set them at odds? It doesn't look that way to me. The only one unhappy with their situation is Eleanor. She hates being the one to earn the money and resents Rick's greater contact with their daughter. But the only problem Rick has with the setup is Eleanor's attitude about it. He loves caring for Elizabeth, and isn't upset in the least that his wife is the one to go to work. So he's got no problem with the role reversal at all.
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