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Jordana Jacobs


Dr. Jordana Jacobs is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her approach is insight-oriented and integrative, combining psychodynamic and existential therapy into her treatment of patients. Jordana’s 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. In addition to seeing patients, Jordana now gives talks and leads meditations aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality, so that they are able to live and love more fully.

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Til Death do us Part: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Love and Death

Why the uncertainty of life can lead us to greater love

by Jordana Jacobs

November 8, 2018