Joey and Kelsey are Doing Couples Therapy, Discuss Their Difficult Journey Since The Bachelor

Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson are together and happily engaged.

But their journey has been difficult since The Bachelor started airing.

“It’s been great in a lot of ways, but we won’t lie it’s been difficult too,” Joey admitted. “I think a lot of people forget how difficult of a position she’s is into watch all this back with everyone else and understand that I’m trying to figure out everything from the point that we were at, at that time. But we have grown so much since then.”

The couple have been doing couples counselling to work on their communication.

“It’s definitely not easy because we both do appreciate the physical touch. We communicate so much better when we’re actually with each other in the same room. But the couples’ counselling made a huge difference for us to not only be able to find better ways to communicate, but also learn how each of us communicate differently.”

Kelsey said, “Our therapist really helped us see each other’s perspectives on a lot of things. There could’ve been an argument that we had and we were already over it and completely good, but it was kind of fun to go back and break it down and see if we could have communicated better and had better open communication to resolve it in a healthier way.”

“Some advice that we got from other successful couples and people that we know is that the best time to do therapy is when things are good.,” Joey shared. “We were so happy to start and build a healthy foundation. We loved it so much that we’re going to continue to go to therapy in the future and continue to learn more about each other in a really healthy place. It’s sometimes about just celebrating our victories.”

“There were some weeks when we would go into counseling and she would ask us what we wanted to talk about and we didn’t know because we had a great week. But she was really good about helping us talk about things that we didn’t think about. It definitely has helped build our relationship so much and helped us appreciate each other.”

Joey admitted that he and Kelsey now “understand each other’s communication styles” better and are currently the “strongest we’ve ever been.”

Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson stopped by the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast where they opened up about their first night together.

At what point in the season did he start to think that Kelsey could be the one?

Speaking of the first night, Joey said: “One of the producers brought it up that you’re going to have an idea of everyone after night one and then you’re going to go to bed and wake up and someone is going to be on your mind.

“You’re going to have a dream about her or there’s going to be someone you aren’t going to be able to get out of your head… I went to bed and I woke up the next morning having had a full-on dream about Kelsey.”

“She was the only person on my mind when I woke up the next day and I told everyone the next day that this Kelsey girl is on my mind and I think the voodoo doll worked,” he joked. “That was the weirdest thing and I couldn’t wait for our date because she was the one that I couldn’t get out of my head… I didn’t think I was going to dream about anybody but she was the one I dreamed about.”

Joey also talked about the moment he first saw Kelsey come out of the limo on night one.

“I was blown away. The limo entrances are always at different times and she was actually the last one out of the limo… So after 32 women, I was getting to the point where I was kind of ready to go inside and give this toast and ready to get this thing going.”

“But she walked out and I was like, ‘Holy s**t, this is amazing. This was worth it for 32 because she is the last one.’ I was really blown away right away. We always joke about our first conversation on night one, she was so nervous. I think she was kind of upset I had kissed other women and had heard it through the house.”

Speaking of how he fell in love with her, he said: “There’s been so many little moments,” Joey said adding that their trip to the Spanish city of Ronda “was a huge one for us, having our first one-on-one,” he adds. “I think that was the first time that I knew something was building, that was possibly going to be a forever.”