Be torn between A and B 表示“陷入两难境地”的意思。
He found it hard to make a choice between the two alternatives: science and philosophy.
He was torn between his interest in science and his strong philosophical bent.
Alice was torn between a job in a joint venture with a higher pay but with less stability and a job in a state-run enterprise with relatively a lower pay but a higher degree of stability.
Mark was torn between his interest in sociology and his strong love for music and dance.
Facing two choices, most people will find themselves torn between them.
He told me that he was torn between a girl of intelligence with a plain look and a pretty girl who had had little education.