Now how does this relate to The Bachelor? For those of you that tuned in to this past week's episode where Brad took the women on overnight dates, there was definitely a lack of communication. This inevitably ruined a potential opportunity that he could have had with the cute and bubbly Ashley H. She has always felt insecure with their relationship and has continued to use words in past episodes that define herself as "disconnected" from him.
In this episode, however, Ashley assures Brad that she wants what's best for him, which I think was a huge step for her. That irritates him because he wants what's best for both of them. Now I'm confused. Doesn't the whole concept of the show surround what Brad is looking for, and what ultimately makes him happy. He talks about compromise, but it seems that he will expect that the woman he chooses will whole- heartedly move to Austin, Texas to be with him, regardless of where they live. This is evident when he confronts Ashley by saying that when they had a conversation earlier in the date about where she wanted to live, she not once said that she would want to live in Austin. I think that Ashley was really trying to open up to the situation, and Brad took it completely the wrong way. This resulted in tension for the rest of the night, which ruined the relationship that they could have had.
Ineffective communication, according to Phil Rich, author of Self-Help Magazine, is off base meaning that responses and needs of others are misunderstood and misinterpreted. Ding Ding Ding. This is what ultimately ruined any chance they had together.
I posted a video of the events that led to Brad and Ashley's destruction. Feel free to share your thoughts.
-Real(ity) Love Critic