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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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The Street has had a love-hate relationship with this stock," says Singleton of MCI WorldCom (Nasdaq: WCOM).
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.
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.
Film critics and buffs, even connoisseurs of the offbeat, have such a fierce love-hate relationship with Harmony Korine that it's easy to forget the splash he made as the precocious teenage screenwriter of photographer Larry Clark's film debut, Kids (1995).
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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.
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.