“Since the last season of Long Island Medium and through a period of time, Larry and I’s relationship has changed,” she shared with a close friend over dinner. “We’ve been there for each other, you know, through thick and thin, you know, good times, and right now are not such great times.”
“I don’t understand it,” she continued. “I lay in bed, and I say to myself, ‘How did this happen? How did I get here?’ “
But Theresa — who admitted her career as a medium has affected “every relationship” in her life — said she didn’t believe her job was the sole reason for their marital struggles.
“I sometimes interpret it as growing apart,” she said in a teary confessional. “I’ve changed and he has changed. We’re both not happy and, you know, it’s hard to try to work through that. It’s not easy for me to sit here and to talk about this, to talk about my feelings, to talk about how my marriage is, but you know, things do change.”
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While she didn’t bring up the possibility of divorce directly, Theresa admitted that there was a “strain” in the marriage.
“I love what I do. I wouldn’t change a thing. I am so grateful and very blessed but because of what I do and where I am in my life with my career, every relationship in my life has suffered,” she explained. “Just getting together with family, you know, just going to lunch. Things are just hard, you know? And just trying to the best that I can.”
The TLC reality show, which is currently in its 10th season, has chronicled Theresa and Larry’s life alongside their adult children Larry Jr. and Victoria since 2011.
On Sunday, the couple announced their split in a joint statement to PEOPLE: “After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate. We will always love each other and our two wonderful children. We are united in supporting each other and our family. Please respect our privacy during this time.”
Long Island Medium airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.