I feel sorry For Chantal. But in my opinion, her emotions are all over the place and the last thing Brad needs is a woman who is in the same place he was in a few seasons ago.
Personally I am excited to see He and Emily and Ricky go foward.
I don't think he's that "closed off" emotionally...he reminds me a lot of my hubby in how he deals with his emotions....I've learned to let him process "stuff" in his own way/own time...not mine.
Don't think he's that much "of a control freak" either. I think it's good that he likes to live in a disciplined manner that includes structure, routine, and self control. (works for me)
Emily seems to be a very level headed woman.....I can't wait for her to be able to "be with her man" in public...I think she's just as "smitten" with Brad as he is with her.
Will Emily and Brad make it "for the long haul"....maybe..maybe not; they have just as good of a chance as the rest of the population.
My prayer for Brad and Emily is this- wisdom, grace and favor from above...(same prayer for myself and others)