Episode 96: Modern Mom’s Gap year: Part 1 with Scott and Cathy Whelehan

Scott and Cathy Whelehan

In this special episode, Freddie invites Cathy and Scott Whelehan to provide an intimate look at a new relationship paradigm they have created. After decades together and raising a family (including two children that battled chronic illness), they are exploring how they can continue honoring their love for one another while still maintaining their individuality. 


This episode will resonate with families across the world. These three friends explore the limitations of the current marriage contract, how Cathy and Scott have created a third option between breaking up and pushing through, why love isn’t enough, and so much more. No matter whether you are in a new relationship, long-term relationship, or seeking your partner, this episode will open your eyes in this raw and personal look at a relationship at the crossroads. This episode will speak to your heart.



1:43 – The unique and challenging place Cathy and Scott find themselves

4:27 – Navigating your relationship after your children leave the house

7:27 – Finding space to grieve and process during major transitions

9:59 – Adjusting to a completely different relationship model

13:05 – The limitations of the current marriage contract

18:03 – “We’re really great at fighting.”

21:41 – Managing outsiders’ view of your relationship when modeling out of the norm

23:21 – Creating a third option between breaking up and pushing through 

30:06 – Why love isn’t enough

38:27 – The vision for this new relationship paradigm

41:19 – Heal the family, heal the country

43:01 – How we’re entangled on a quantum level

44:31 – What does it mean to be beautifully broken?

46:57 – Advice for young couples



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I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and a proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.


I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.


I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value than what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold. 



Interview: Cathy and Scott Whelehan

Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.