Exploring the Relationship between Love and Death | Dr. Jordana Jacobs

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Exploring the Relationship between Love and Death | Dr. Jordana Jacobs

May 17, 2022

Exploring the Relationship between Love and Death | Dr. Jordana Jacobs

Dr. Jordana Jacobs, a clinical psychologist based out of New York City. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Jacobs gives presentations and leads retreats aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality so that they are able to live and love more fully. 

In this episode, Dr Jacobs speaks about the following:

  • Why we struggle to live our lives to the fullest
  • Correlation between the fear of death and living fully
  • Importance of courage and what that means

“We can become quite complacent in our deep and meaningful connections.  We want to believe the people most important to us will be here forever because we are terrified of losing them.”  – Dr. Jodana Jacobs

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About Dr. Jordana Jacobs

Dr. Jordana Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic and existential therapy into her treatment of patients. Dr. Jacobs’ training at Memorial Sloan Kettering working with terminally ill cancer patients, her studies in Northern India, and her Vipassana meditation practice inspired her research on the relationship between death awareness and love. Her dissertation, entitled “Till Death do us Part: The Effect of Mortality Salience on Satisfaction in Long-term Romantic Relationships” specifically explored the ways in which priming for death has the potential to increase intimacy in partnerships.

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