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love-hate relationship

Ambivalence Psychiatry A clinical complex characterized by Freudian impulses; love-hate is normal for children passing through the 'anal-sadistic' phase of development, in which there is often simultaneous love and 'murderous' hatred toward the same object–person. Cf Passive-aggression.
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My love-hate relationship with my mother has taught me to think before I speak.
Known in this country as the "Isadorables," they seemed for the most part to nurture an inevitable love-hate relationship with their idol.
The media have been schizophrenic about women, providing a vast array of mixed messages, thus explaining the love-hate relationship that many women have toward the media.
London, December 7 (ANI): Britney Spears has revealed that she has a love-hate relationship with her boobs as the singer feels they often stand in her way when she tries to don stage clothes.
It's 1998, and Eva Glenn is a record exec who has a love-hate relationship with her cronies in the music biz.
With its jacket cover photo of a bustling O'Connell Street, kelly green disks emblazoned with a girdle of silver Celtic knots, and an astounding cast of world-class Irish performers, this audiobook was designed to deliver the Dublin with which James Joyce had such a love-hate relationship right to your door and disk player.
He's also saddled with an unwelcoming roommate, Fiona (Sienna Miller), a perky blonde in a seemingly endless search for the perfect toaster and the perfect foil for a fairly predictable love-hate relationship (my 13-year-old stepdaughter observed, ``They flirt like there's no tomorrow - they're like kids in my grade'').
Secretly endeared, however, Keller spent the next several seasons in a fierce love-hate struggle to win Beecher's heart, at one point famously showing what Genet would call his "bronze eye" in taunting flirtation.
Kain gives the impression that she has a love-hate relationship with her profession, one that demands perfection though she herself is as fallible as the rest--prone to excess and reckless in love.
The Saint Index(C), a new survey by the Hingham, MA-based Saint Consulting Group, confirms Americans' love-hate relationship with Wal-Mart.
This is not "Evolution for Dummies," but an erudite analysis of the love-hate relationship of science and religion.
Viewers familiar with William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will enjoy the similarities in 18th-century playwright Marivaux's The Triumph of Love, yet another take on hidden identity and the love-hate battle of the sexes.