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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Apr 20, 2020

Tod Jacobs and Peter Lynn are the authors of Not A Partnership, a book seeks to have people look at marriage from a business perspective. They aim to help readers focus on developing maturity and an idealistic vision of marriage. Tod is the Director of the David Robinson Institute for Jewish Heritage in Jerusalem and has experience working at JP Morgan. Peter has served as Dean of Students at the same institute and an accomplished athlete and Ironman finisher.


Tod and Peter join me today to discuss what their book is about and what inspired them to write it. They describe why marriage is not a partnership and how it’s a lot like a business. They explain the different phases of marriage, and the common mistakes people make before and during their marriage. They also describe the impact of intimacy in a great married life and share tips on how to get the magic back and make your marriage exciting again.


“At the end of the day, marriage can be a real partnership - the most meaningful partnership you will ever have.” - Tod Jacobs


Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • Why is marriage not a partnership?
  • Comparing partnerships in marriage to partnerships in business.
  • The importance of preparing for marriage like we prepare for our careers.
  • Why Tod and Peter decided to write a book about marriage.
  • Tod’s and Peter’s definition of marriage is and how they make it happen.
  • The different phases of marriage and how they compare to a movie.
  • Their tips on how to make your marriage exciting again.
  • Why people have a distorted sense of what love is.
  • Should sex be a factor in a great marriage?


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