love-hate relationship

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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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LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIPS EIKO & KOMA BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, HARVEY THEATER BROOKLYN, NEW YORK NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2, 2000
In life, the most powerful, complex, and challenging depictions of sexual explicitness don't loom over us, but speak more usefully, intimately, and convincingly of our pleasures, desires, and worst fears, of our love-hate relationships with our bodies, and to the boundaries we draw between private and public.