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Ambivalence

Contradictory emotions, thoughts, or goals relating to the same person or situation.



Example: A woman enters therapy because of depression. She dislikes her current partner, but fears being alone.

Ambivalence
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Ambivalence. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/ambivalence/