Dealing with Uncertainty: How to Cope with Ambivalence and Decision-Making

A certain degree of ambivalence is normal and healthy, but chronic ambivalence can be debilitating. Find out how to cope with these symptoms.



Some people are able to make decisions with out being bogged down by uncertainty. They make them quickly and with minimal amounts of anxiety and fretting over whether or not they made the wrong choice in the first place. For others, everyday decisions, small or large, can cause angst and worry. Their ability to make any decision is stopped dead in its tracks by what is known as ambivalence. Ambivalence is what we experience when we have two opposing feelings simultaneously toward an individual, situation or object. Although all of us have experienced ambivalent feelings at some time or another, chronic feelings of ambivalence can be emotionally debilitating. Ambivalent thinking leads to avoidance, procrastination, inhibits emotional growth and maturity, and prevents us from reaching our full potential.

So where does ambivalence come from? Many psychologists and social scientists report that certain personality traits tend to be associated with the ambivalent stance, such as obsessive compulsive tendencies, unhealthy psychological defensive styles (such as splitting), and underdeveloped problem solving skills. Ambivalent thinkers systematically over-evaluate all sides of a situation. They carefully consider all potential options and outcomes yet remain unable to make decisions. Ambivalent thinkers also have a great fear of making a "wrong" or "bad" decision. This pattern of thinking contributes to constantly moving from one side of the decision fence to the other.

A certain degree of ambivalence is normal and healthy. In fact, moderate ambivalent thinkers are thought to be emotionally and intellectually mature. Moderate ambivalent thinkers are able to recognize and appreciate the world with all its complexities and imperfections. Chronic ambivalence, however, is what interferes with our ability to move forward. Chronic ambivalence results in a rigid cycling pattern where we find ourselves constantly moving from one side of the decision fence to the other. When this happens, ambivalence becomes an emotional and psychological barrier to achieving genuine happiness.

Psycho-dynamic therapy can help with examining and resolving issues underlying the ambivalent stance. Issues surrounding intimacy, separation, trust and self-confidence are commonly at the root of chronic ambivalence. Treatment that focuses on resolving these internal conflicts should help one to develop the courage to take action, make decisions with less fear, and have a "go for it" attitude.

Here are four tips to help you cope with ambivalence:

1. Write down your ambivalent feelings and the circumstances in which they occur.

2. Remind yourself that no person or situation is perfect and that all people and circumstances have both positive and negative aspects.

3. Recognize and accept your ambivalent feelings. Do not force yourself to make a rash decision.

4. Consider seeking professional help in order to help you examine and sort out your ambivalent feelings.

Do you suffer from ambivalence? How do you make decisions when you are ambivalent? Do you find yourself unable to move forward in life because of your ambivalence? I would like to hear from you.

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Dr. Paula Durlofsky is a psychologist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, whose practice focuses on psychological issues affecting individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Durlofsky treats a wide variety of disorders and has a special interest in issues affecting women. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, the Women's Resource Center in Wayne, and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. In addition to her practice, Dr. Durlofsky is a workshop facilitator and blogger. 

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Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Cost: Free

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Cost: $35 - $40

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Telephone: 215-448-1200
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Cost: 0

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Open September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020 What can a life tell us about an era? Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Cost: Free

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Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Cost: ticket prices may vary

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd Street
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Telephone: 215-922-1122
Contact Name: Bryant Edwards
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Cost: 1500

Where:
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Contact Name: Lance Isakov
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Cost: $35 - $40

Where:
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Cost: Full price tickets from $35-$52, with discounts available for Seniors, Young Fr

Where:
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Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 2158939456 x131
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Cost: $30.00

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-448-1200
Contact Name: The Franklin Institute
Website »

More information

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Cost: 0

Where:
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street
Suite #103
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View map »


Sponsor: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Telephone: 215.232.5678
Contact Name: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Website »

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SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Open September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020 What can a life tell us about an era? Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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More information

September 28, 2019 – March 17, 2020 Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Cost: Free

Where:
Black Moth Gallery
18 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA  19003
View map »


Sponsor: Black Moth Gallery
Telephone: 610-642-1500
Contact Name: Steve Martin
Website »

More information

It is 1798, and Richard St. George — an artist, wounded Revolutionary War veteran, and wealthy landlord — is in the midst of confronting the second violent revolution of his life. In...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

Lead by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers the full range of surgical and non-surgical medical aesthetics including breast...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Bengtson Center
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Suite 100
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Telephone: 616-588-8880
Contact Name: Brad Bengtson
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Cost: $20 Gen Admis,$15 Members,$10 Students/Teachers/Museum Professionals (w ID)

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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The 5 Part Shamanic Apprenticeship  with Amy Mermaid IsakovSanctioned Shamanic Teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa TraditionCross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary RenewalYou...

Cost: 1500

Where:
Valley Forge Mountain
, PA  19460


Sponsor: Village Welness
Telephone: 610-203-3747
Contact Name: Lance Isakov
Website »

More information

A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she...

Cost: ticket prices may vary

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-922-1122
Contact Name: Bryant Edwards
Website »

More information

A new thriller about truth, lies, and the origins of Vladimir Putin's power.BY RAJIV JOSEPHDIRECTED BY BLANKA ZIZKAJANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020"When we say that something is true, it becomes...

Cost: Full price tickets from $35-$52, with discounts available for Seniors, Young Fr

Where:
The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: The Wilma Theater
Telephone: 2158939456 x131
Contact Name: Casey Berner

More information

Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague...

Cost: $35 - $40

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
View map »

More information

Show More...
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Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series! The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges...

Cost: $30.00

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-448-1200
Contact Name: The Franklin Institute
Website »

More information

September 28, 2019 – March 17, 2020 Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Honored is a group exhibition featuring the eight photographers awarded Honorable Mentions for the Contemporary Photography Competition IX. Artists Lloyd Foster, Jillian Freyer, Ellie Ivanova,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street
Suite #103
Philadelphia, PA  19122
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Telephone: 215.232.5678
Contact Name: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Open September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020 What can a life tell us about an era? Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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For the month of January select works by photographer Greg Gardner will be on display in the gallery. "I love the purity of traditional photography and strive to shoot the best images I can in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Black Moth Gallery
18 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: Black Moth Gallery
Telephone: 610-642-1500
Contact Name: Steve Martin
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It is 1798, and Richard St. George — an artist, wounded Revolutionary War veteran, and wealthy landlord — is in the midst of confronting the second violent revolution of his life. In...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Lead by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers the full range of surgical and non-surgical medical aesthetics including breast...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Bengtson Center
2155 East Paris
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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Telephone: 616-588-8880
Contact Name: Brad Bengtson
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Design After Dark is hitting the road and heading to America On Wheels! This special program, presented in conjunction with PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History, combines all the things you...

Cost: $10 for AOW & HBMS members, $15 for non-members; tickets include 2 drinks

Where:
America On Wheels
5 N. Front Street
Allentown, PA  18102
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Sponsor: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
Telephone: 1-800-360-TOUR
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The 5 Part Shamanic Apprenticeship  with Amy Mermaid IsakovSanctioned Shamanic Teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa TraditionCross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary RenewalYou...

Cost: 1500

Where:
Valley Forge Mountain
, PA  19460


Sponsor: Village Welness
Telephone: 610-203-3747
Contact Name: Lance Isakov
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A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she...

Cost: ticket prices may vary

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-922-1122
Contact Name: Bryant Edwards
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Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague...

Cost: $35 - $40

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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A new thriller about truth, lies, and the origins of Vladimir Putin's power.BY RAJIV JOSEPHDIRECTED BY BLANKA ZIZKAJANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020"When we say that something is true, it becomes...

Cost: Full price tickets from $35-$52, with discounts available for Seniors, Young Fr

Where:
The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: The Wilma Theater
Telephone: 2158939456 x131
Contact Name: Casey Berner

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Based in New York and Istanbul, Sister Sylvester makes essayistic performances by using first-hand research and bringing together digital technology with non-human, living performers....

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
150 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn amwr, PA  19010


Sponsor: Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
Telephone: 610-526-5300
Contact Name: Angela
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Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series! The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges...

Cost: $30.00

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-448-1200
Contact Name: The Franklin Institute
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SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Open September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020 What can a life tell us about an era? Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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September 28, 2019 – March 17, 2020 Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Honored is a group exhibition featuring the eight photographers awarded Honorable Mentions for the Contemporary Photography Competition IX. Artists Lloyd Foster, Jillian Freyer, Ellie Ivanova,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street
Suite #103
Philadelphia, PA  19122
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Telephone: 215.232.5678
Contact Name: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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Celebrate the month of love with an intimate, sit-down wine and chocolate pairing at Chaddsford Winery!You'll explore several unique flavor combinations as you taste 5 artisan chocolates carefully...

Cost: $30

Where:
Chaddsford Winery
632 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-6221
Contact Name: Chaddsford Winery

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It is 1798, and Richard St. George — an artist, wounded Revolutionary War veteran, and wealthy landlord — is in the midst of confronting the second violent revolution of his life. In...

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

A new thriller about truth, lies, and the origins of Vladimir Putin's power.BY RAJIV JOSEPHDIRECTED BY BLANKA ZIZKAJANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020"When we say that something is true, it becomes...

Cost: Full price tickets from $35-$52, with discounts available for Seniors, Young Fr

Where:
The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: The Wilma Theater
Telephone: 2158939456 x131
Contact Name: Casey Berner
Website »

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Lead by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers the full range of surgical and non-surgical medical aesthetics including breast...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Bengtson Center
2155 East Paris
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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Telephone: 616-588-8880
Contact Name: Brad Bengtson
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What makes a Telemann duet so good? Gwyn Roberts and Héloïse Degrugillier perform from and talk about the five masterful and stylistically diverse sets Telemann wrote...

Cost: $30

Where:
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Sponsor: Tempesta di Mare
Telephone: 215-755-8776
Contact Name: Ulrike Shapiro
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A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she...

Cost: ticket prices may vary

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-922-1122
Contact Name: Bryant Edwards
Website »

More information

The 5 Part Shamanic Apprenticeship  with Amy Mermaid IsakovSanctioned Shamanic Teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa TraditionCross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary RenewalYou...

Cost: 1500

Where:
Valley Forge Mountain
, PA  19460


Sponsor: Village Welness
Telephone: 610-203-3747
Contact Name: Lance Isakov
Website »

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Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague...

Cost: $35 - $40

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
View map »

More information

A new thriller about truth, lies, and the origins of Vladimir Putin's power.BY RAJIV JOSEPHDIRECTED BY BLANKA ZIZKAJANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020"When we say that something is true, it becomes...

Cost: Full price tickets from $35-$52, with discounts available for Seniors, Young Fr

Where:
The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: The Wilma Theater
Telephone: 2158939456 x131
Contact Name: Casey Berner
Website »

More information

Based in New York and Istanbul, Sister Sylvester makes essayistic performances by using first-hand research and bringing together digital technology with non-human, living performers....

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
150 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn amwr, PA  19010


Sponsor: Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
Telephone: 610-526-5300
Contact Name: Angela
Website »

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