• For appropriate communication, the roles at play need to be complementary.
E.g. in regards to Social and Family Roles
• Father – Son
• Wife – Husband
• Boss – Employee
• Friend – Friend
But they’re NOT complementary
• Husband – Mother
• Father – Employee.
• Friend – Son
It might be appropriate
• Maternal wife, as long as the maternal does not become Mother, etc.
• Or fatherly boss, a boss that cares for his employees in a protective way BUT its not the father, and they are not his children.
In both cases, there is a boundary that could be easily broken, creating confusion.