Well, it's happened. The (somewhat) legendary pair that is Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell from The Bachelor are making their not-so-triumphant return to reality television on VH1's Couple's Therapy, even though Juan Pablo and Nikki don't even live together yet. I would venture to guess that exactly nobody is surprised that we get to see Ferrell and Galavis sit down with Dr. Jenn, and I anticipate that, at the very least, it's going to be super entertaining. OK, so the mere sight of JP pisses me off to no end, but it's going to be fun to see how many times he can offend the audience without realizing he's actually being offensive. And then, it's going to quickly turn very sad when we all realize that Ferrell considers this tear in his moral fabric part of his charm. Ugh.
We should probably keep in mind that, although Galavis made every episode of The Bachelor feel like an eternity, he and Ferrell actually haven't been together that long, and it says a lot about their compatibility as a couple that their relationship is on the rocks this soon. I'm predicting this could have something to do with Galavis's apparent fear of commitment — you know, since he wasn't exactly forthcoming with the "L" word on The Bachelor or with that shiny diamond ring his lady of choice was originally promised at the end of the season — and the fact that Galavis and Ferrell still don't live together.
According to Ferrell's Instagram, she's in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri pretty much full time, except when she goes on jaunts to Bali with JP. Obviously, they're taking their time, and there's nothing wrong with that, but Galavis and Ferrell are doing the long distance thing, and that's a lot for a new relationship to overcome. There are approximately 1,500 miles between KC and Miami, where Galavis lives, and being that Ferrell is dedicated to her job as a pediatric nurse, I doubt they get to spend too much time together.
Again, this is totally fine. Long distance relationships are hard, but not completely insurmountable, and for someone with as much disposable income as Galavis, traveling isn't as difficult as it would be for most couples. But regardless, LDRs are no joke. I was over 1,000 miles away from my boyfriend for four months, and that sucked, but it worked, because we had an end goal of living in the same city. If Galavis and Ferrell aren't charting a plan for an end to the distance between them, their relationship could suffer.
In the end, there's really no good outcome here. Either Ferrell and Galavis work things out, get their happily ever, and Ferrell's sweet as pie personality is wasted on a douchebag, or they split, and Ferrell's heartbroken. I don't want to see that happen, but I also kind of wish she'd have the opportunity to find someone way cooler (and less awful) than Galavis.
Sigh. I need Couple's Therapy for the emotions I'm dealing with thinking about their Couple's Therapy. Good luck, guys... I think.