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What does ambivalence mean and how does it play a role in our lives?  Let us first take a look at the meaning of ambivalence in our Webster Dictionary.

Ambivalence-1.  the state of having mixed feelings of contradictory ideas about something or someone.

Daily Wisdom Word Definition for ambivalence-1.  the double side of feelings we have when we have contrary feelings about someone, such as deciding if we like or don’t like someone.

Ambivalence is tough.  We usually feel torn when were experiencing ambivalence and when it is about a person, we are usually getting mixed messages from them to cause this ambivalence.  It is as if we are stuck in limbo seeing both sides of who they are, and we can’t decide how we really feel about them.

I am experiencing feelings of ambivalence about someone in my life as I write this.  I see all of these talents she has as an individual and truly admire her for them.  I also see choices she makes that I don’t think I would choose if I was walking in her shoes.  Of course, we can never judge someone’s choices, but we usually hold opinions about whether we agree with them or not.

She is such an awesome person, but I have caught her in a few lies here and there which makes me doubt the integrity of her character.  She may not be telling these lies deliberately, but simply forgets the honest answers when I ask her the questions.  All I know is I see parts of her character that I love, and parts that I don’t causing ambivalence with myself in deciding whether or not I want to get closer to her.

She is such a good parent, and a good friend.  I also have a friend that is friends with her as well, and constantly planting doubts in my head about who she really is.

Ambivalence can be confusing, and we must have faith that ultimately we will not remain on the fence about someone or something.  We will eventually have the supporting evidence to prove our opinion, one way or the other.

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Samantha Leboeuf/DWW

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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Ace Apayda
2 years ago

I sometimes feel ambivalence towards my own self!

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