If the final episode of Bachelor In Paradise left you emotionally exhausted, trust me, you're not alone. Although fans have come to expect a certain amount of drama, Chris and Katie’s body language on the ‘Bachelor In Paradise' finale suggested the couple could really be struggling. At certain moments, I even felt guilty watching the events unfold. It can't be easy to argue with your SO in front of alive studio audience. Somehow, the conflict between the duo felt so far removed from the (at times) laughable drama that normally occurs, it made the tension in the room thick.
Considering how solid Chris and Katie’s relationship seemed throughout the season, it was surprising to hear about their struggles. Katie attributes some of their current problems to how their relationship was portrayed on-screen. “It’s just been really difficult for me to watch back because I thought I was going to watch back and see how in love with me you were,” Katie told Chris during the in-studio follow up. “But I didn’t see that. I don’t want to end things. I’m just conflicted. I want it to get better but I want him to want it to be better.”
Chris also admitted things had been "rocky" but made it clear that he wasn't giving up. “I honestly feel the best when I’m with you,” he told Katie. “My family loves you, my friends love you and I love you. I do and I think there’s so many more better days ahead of us and I want to see those days, I really do.” To better understand the complicated dynamic between these two, I spoke to body language expert and author of Persuasion Point: Body Language and Speech for Influence, Traci Brown, to find out what their physical dynamic had to say about their relationship.