In everyday conversation we have come to use the word “ambivalence” to mean “indifference”:
“Where do you want to go to dinner tonight?”
“I dunno. I’m ambivalent, you decide.”
But when psychotherapists use that word that isn’t what they are suggesting at all. They mean they suspect or sense that you are chock full of strong and conflicting feelings.
And how fortunate we would be if it were a simple conflict between only two states of mind. Often it is a cacophony of internal voices, needs, impulses, prohibitions, and logical assertions all arguing, interrupting and all talking over each other so that we have no idea what to do:
“I just can’t make up my mind” (into one mind)…
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