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    Well, shiver me timbers! Ben did write a final blog. Ahoy, mateys, it blows below.

    The Bachelor - Ben Flajnik Blogs About Relationship with Courtney : People.com

    Ben Flajnik Writes Final Blog as The Bachelor

    By Ben Flajnik


    My final blog as The Bachelor. Aside from having hair that looked like a water buffalo, the day I proposed was an exciting day. This damn hair. Maybe it is time for a cut.

    Boy, it has been a long time coming, and I am so happy it's all over. It has been a rough road, full of ups and downs, scrutiny and negativity.

    What I will say is that I have found the positives to focus on amidst all the speculation and hate. People don't know what it's like to go through an experience like this, and until they have been a contestant – or the person in the driver's seat – I say, "Take it easy, because you aren't speaking from personal experience." We have all decided to put ourselves out there in hopes of love, and we all know love can be messy.

    The final few days of this adventure were nerve-racking, exciting and just plain crazy. Having to say goodbye to Nicki the week prior was the hardest moment of my journey thus far. She really is one of the most genuine women I have ever met, and I have nothing but the upmost respect for how she conducts herself on a daily basis. She is a true class act.

    The women I had left were very different, but very similar. They are both confident and independent women, who have been providing for themselves for a long time. I found that to be a huge turn-on. My relationships with these women were oddly similar, too. I had good feelings about these two women on the first night – and despite what everyone has witnessed on TV, they are both really great ladies.

    Lindzi Is 'Incredible'

    There hasn't been a lot of coverage of who Lindzi really is, and I want to say that she is incredible. My hope for us was that she would have continued to stay open with me, but every time we got close to really falling deeply in love, she retracted. I couldn't take the risk of that happening during a relationship after the show, especially after everything I have already been through. Our last few dates together were wonderful, but I think we both knew we were forcing it a bit.

    The proposal day was so hard on me, because I was about to do something to Lindzi that Ashley had done to me, and it is truly the worst feeling in the world. I now look back on my experience on The Bachelorette and realize how difficult a time Ashley had, and respect her decisions to this day. I hope that Lindzi can forgive me and will feel the same way in time.

    Courtney. Oh, Courtney. What a road it has been for the two of us – especially her. It was really difficult watching this season and hearing all the negativity about her. I saw a much different side to her and that is the side I fell in love with. I will admit, over the course of the season airing, I had my doubts about the woman I proposed to. I wouldn't have done anything differently, but I was scared that maybe I didn't know her as well as I thought I did. I found myself shocked at some of the comments she made.

    At one point the pressure became too much and I told her I needed a break. Courtney was cool enough to allow me time to clear my head. I became worried about staying in a relationship that had so much negativity surrounding it, so I eventually called off the engagement and we broke up. Fortunately, that breakup didn't last long. The love I feel for her, love that I couldn't deny even amidst all the bad press and lack of pubic support, brought me back to her.

    There Is 'True Love'

    What I would hope from people at this juncture is that they see there is a true love. Trust in me to make calculated decisions, and know that I wasn't blinded by anything along the way. She truly is a caring, nurturing woman who is so thoughtful and kind. Unfortunately, America only got to see one side of her, but I know she loves me in a way that I want to be loved.

    We both understand that it is going to be a long road to recovery. We are confident in our love and realize that we are going to take it slow and work on our relationship for the foreseeable future. The fact of the matter is, we are really good together. We have always been really good together; it was everything surrounding us that was a mess. I am completely confident in the decision I made at the end of The Bachelor, and I stand behind that decision. No regrets.

    All in all, I would like to thank all of the women who were a part of this crazy ride. I don't harbor any negative feeling towards these women, and I hope the same for them towards me. It was a crazy journey, and I am thankful for everyone involved.

    Ta ta,
    Ben
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    He doesn't harbor any negative feelings towards any of the women? WTH???? Is he insane ?????

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    "The love I feel for her, love that I couldn't deny even amidst all the bad press and lack of pubic support, brought me back to her."

    LOL! "Pubic support" ... how ironic of a typo is that!

    Also love the warning to us to "Take it easy" on criticizing him. Is that anything like "tread lightly"? Oh Ben, you pompous, patronizing doofus you. Please never change. I so much enjoy disliking you for who you really are, the worst. bachelor. ever.
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    I hope they are happy
    Love ya Ben

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    Ta ta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysVeg View Post
    "The love I feel for her, love that I couldn't deny even amidst all the bad press and lack of pubic support, brought me back to her."

    LOL! "Pubic support" ... how ironic of a typo is that!

    Also love the warning to us to "Take it easy" on criticizing him. Is that anything like "tread lightly"? Oh Ben, you pompous, patronizing doofus you. Please never change. I so much enjoy disliking you for who you really are, the worst. bachelor. ever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysVeg View Post
    "The love I feel for her, love that I couldn't deny even amidst all the bad press and lack of pubic support, brought me back to her."

    LOL! "Pubic support" ... how ironic of a typo is that!

    Also love the warning to us to "Take it easy" on criticizing him. Is that anything like "tread lightly"? Oh Ben, you pompous, patronizing doofus you. Please never change. I so much enjoy disliking you for who you really are, the worst. bachelor. ever.
    I can't believe I missed that. I was too distracted by the ta tas!

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    Now that I think about it. I think he did that on purpose as a way of saying the letter after 'e' and the animal 'ewe' to the public. (yes, I double-checked my spelling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jucamer View Post
    He doesn't harbor any negative feelings towards any of the women? WTH???? Is he insane ?????
    MY thoughts exactly!!! WTH? But, you know I also remember seeing where Ben said (possibly on twitter) that these "women weren't who I thought they were", and I thought at the time that that was an odd thing to say. I don't do twitter, but Ben might have said this after the WTA aired. This was also about the time that Emily was speaking openly about how disappointed she was with what she got to see of Ben on tv....and especially after reflecting on how dismissive and rude he was with her. I am sure that Ben did not like that one bit.

    I think that Ben definitely has a mean side too that perhaps will match up perfectly with Courtney. The more he speaks, the worse he comes across.

    Thanks, AlwaysVeg, for pointing out the "pubic support". Hmm, is that kinda like a jock strap?
    Last edited by Longhornfan; 03-14-2012 at 02:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilja View Post
    I can't believe I missed that. I was too distracted by the ta tas!
    And apparently due to the skinnydipping, so was Ben.

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