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Katie and Chris were not in a good place at the Bachelor in Paradise reunion, but they agreed to stick it out and work on their relationship. Now, weeks later, they remain together after the drama.

Its been three weeks since the Bachelor in Paradise reunion was filmed and Katie Morton revealed that she was struggling in her relationship with Chris Bukowski. At the reunion, she even took off her ring as she contemplated their future. The two hashed things out with Chris Harrison, and Katie explained that she was giving Chris way more than she was receiving from him. Meanwhile, Chris assured her that he was fully invested in the relationship and would work to prove he was the man she deserved. She wound up putting her ring back on, but, offstage, cameras caught them arguing backstage. The pair stormed off in different directions after arguing about Katies decision to go so public with their issues.

It was certainly a dramatic night for Katie and Chris, but now that the footage has aired, they took to Instagram to give an update on their relationship. Most importantly, they are still together, but not without their difficulties. “As youve seen, its been the furthest from easy,” Katie wrote. “From the decision to take the leap onto the beach, navigating what was real and staying true to myself, and my wold that spun out afterward. None o it has been a walk in the park. BUT Ive learned a lot.”

Katie listed some of the things shes learned from this experience, including being more direct, challenging herself and how to be patient. “Most of all, Ive learned that happiness isnt something to look for in your partner,” she explained. “Your partner can make you laugh but your partner is not responsible for your happiness. Happiness is found within and sharing that with each other is what lights up a room! Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after.”

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As youve seen..Its been the furthest from easy. From the decision to take the leap onto the beach, navigating what was real and staying true to myself, and my world that spun out afterward. None of it has been a walk in the park. BUT Ive learned, a lot. Ive learned to be more direct, how to challenge myself and others, Ive learned that Im empathetic to a fault, that love languages are so important to understanding others, that self sabotage can be found in many forms, and BOY have I learned what patience looks like. But most of all, Ive learned that happiness isnt something to look for in your partner. Your partner can make you laugh but your partner is not responsible for your happiness. Happiness is found within and sharing that with each other is what lights up a room! Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after. It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges). I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because Im happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I cant promise you this relationship will be perfect (it wont be/ it isnt) and I cant promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships dont last after 20 years and some do, thats life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, wont lose myself