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Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The American crisis

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3375 (Published 19 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3375

Love-Hate Relationships

Since all of our feelings are ambivalent, it’s no surprise that love-hate
relationships are so common. No matter how hard we try to have pure feelings,
it’s impossible. Let’s accept ambivalence as a fact of life, and reconcile
ourselves
to the painful, embarrassing inevitability of love-hate relationships. And let’s
learn to appreciate love, even if it’s sometimes tinged with hate.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 August 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA