‘Long Island Medium’: Theresa Caputo Says Her Gift Isn’t a Burden

Theresa Caputo is back with yet another season of Long Island Medium, and though she says she’s still grieving over the loss of her marriage, that’s not going to stop her. In fact, Caputo claims her new season includes an upcoming episode during which she channels “Spirit” for 24 hours straight

Caputo has also recently opened up about how she feels about what she calls her gift, and whether or not it feels like a burden to her. 

Grieving over love lost 

Theresa and Larry Caputo have officially divorced after almost 30 years of marriage. According to the Long Island Medium, their divorce follows a gradual drift apart, due partially because of their busy lives.

Larry and Theresa Caputo told 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.”

On an episode of Long Island Medium, Caputo said, “I’ve changed and he has changed. We’re both not happy, and, you know, it’s hard to try to work through that.”

“I think a lot of the frustration has to do with we don’t spend the time together anymore and along with that comes the lack of communication. So it’s like losing your best friend,” Larry Caputo said.

Theresa Caputo explained that she and Larry have a healthy, happy relationship after their separation, but that she’s still grieving. “I’m grieving right now. I’m grieving my 30, almost 34 years, with Larry,” she explained to Us Weekly

She added, “This is a grieving process, but things weren’t the same that they were 34 years ago. So, of course, I miss that aspect. But the way that things were at the end, no — I don’t miss that.”

24 hours of channeling 

Despite her grief, Theresa Caputo is ready to bring her usual flair and style back to Long Island Medium. In fact, she teased a 24-hour channel in one of her upcoming episodes. 

Theresa Caputo told The Wrap, “We did 24 hours without me turning off Spirit. So literally from the second I woke up, I video’d myself with my iPhone. The second I came down in the morning, my crew was already waiting. I did not turn off Spirit, so literally every place I went, I was reading people left and right.”

“We went to a coffee shop, and they were like, ‘Theresa, you must have channeled like six people in this coffee shop.’ It was insane,” said Caputo. 

Caputo says the episode will see her interrupting a number of daily activities to follow the whims of the spirits she channels throughout the day, often including conversations with strangers about loved ones. 

Is her gift a burden?

Caputo opened up to The Wrap about whether or not she feels as if her gift is a burden. “People ask me all the time, ‘Is this a burden?’ It’s the hardest thing to do, to go on this emotional rollercoaster, feeling someone’s pain, sorrow, loss and grief — and then in the next moment their loved ones are giving them the gift of laughter and peace,” explained Caputo. 

“I wouldn’t trade what I do for the world,” she added. 

Caputo went on to make it clear that she has no plans to change how she uses her gift “I will always speak to dead people. That’s my soul’s journey here in the physical world. So I’m gonna keep doing what I’m doing. I have no plans to change anything in my life. I love doing Long Island Medium. What I do is so sacred and so special.”