We guess that there's no such thing as a happy medium. (Sorry)
Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo and her husband have split after 28 years together. For a little perspective, 28 years is longer than Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry has even been alive.
Theresa's husband, Larry Caputo, has now opened up about what he believes went wrong.
As we told you, the couple stunned the world with their joint statement:
"After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate."
"We will always love each other and our two wonderful children."
They have two children: Larry Jr. and Victoria.
"We are united in supporting each other and our family."
That's good. We see so many couples separate and immediately start verbally tearing each other to shreds.
"Please respect our privacy during this time."
All that we knew for context was what we'd seen on Long Island Medium -- that things were less than ideal between the couple.
Well, as of yesterday, we know a bit more:
On last night's season finale of Long Island Medium, Larry explained to his friend Danny how things had become difficult in the Caputo marriage.
"We’re having a difficult time."
That much, at least, we knew.
"I think a lot of the frustration has to do with us not spending the time together anymore."
That can be a killer in relationships, whether they're brand new or long-established marriages.
"Along with that comes the lack of communication so it’s like losing your best friend. It’s hard."
That sounds so sad.
"“As much as I try to busy myself so I’m not thinking about it, it’s still there."
The realities of your relationship don't go away, no matter how much you try to distract yourself.
"I know it’s very trying for both of us. I don’t want to make it just about me. I know it’s the same for Theresa also."
It's good that he was feeling so much empathy for his wife, even as their relationship became strained.
We don't know whether they decided to release their statement about separation the night before the season finale to bring clarification, or in the hopes of a nice ratings boost.
We don't see why it can't be both.
But it's so promising that the two of them are managing to get along so well.
Time spent apart -- because of busy careers -- can really be crushing to even the sturdiest of marriages.
We should note that it's always sounded like there's room for reconciliation and to repair this marriage. Let's hope that they can find a way to rekindle their former happiness.
The funny thing about time spent apart is that we wonder if that will stop being such a big deal in the future.
Long-distance relationships are more common than ever among young people. They FaceTime or text or chat while playing multiplayer games together to catch up.
it's not the same as physical nearness, but some young couples spend the first months or even years of their relationships apart from each other.
We can't help wondering if those who begin their relationships far apart will build stronger bonds that can endure distance when they're older.
But that won't help Theresa or Larry now.
Now, during their separation, these two will have to decide whether they're happier apart than they were together.