The human being, and perhaps every thing, is ambivalent. Ambivalence implies the existing of two conflicting needs or thoughts or tastes or values or images. And, as said, typically there are many such conflicts going on all the time in all of us. Most of what goes on in us (and in the world), is, by nature, unconscious.
The problem is not ambivalence but paralyzing ambivalence or ambivalence where one pole is unconscious or ambivalence where there is no resolution and the organism is ripped apart.
And which is ours? Who are we really?
by Thomas Hersh