On the one hand he was eager to see her, but on the other he was afraid of seeing her.
I can’t go—for one thing I have no money, and for another I am too busy with my work.
We can now turn to another aspect of the problem.
He has said little, meanwhile, about how he plans to live his life.
He would have preferred his wife not to work, although conversely he was also proud of what she did.