Why Katie Morton Is Done Talking About The Bachelor

Katie Morton first looked for love on reality television by joining Colton Underwood's season of "The Bachelor." She didn't find love with Colton, but it looked as if she might have found her Mr. Right the following summer on "Bachelor in Paradise." Katie and Chris Bukowski got engaged, but the two didn't make it down the aisle. Now, she says she's done talking about her time with the franchise.

Those who have followed Katie's journey with "The Bachelor" franchise know it's been a difficult one. She fought hard for her relationship with Chris throughout Season 6 of "Bachelor in Paradise," and the reunion show they attended was a rocky one. A few months later, when they split, she shared some thoughts during an episode of the "Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast with Jared Haibon and Dean Unglert.

"We had some good times when we would see each other, but it was few and far between. I think it comes down to effort on both ends. Actually, right now, I feel really at peace. I'm happy about that. I think that the struggle was more within. Now I'm like, at peace," Katie said of her split from Chris during the December 2019 podcast.

Katie Morton is setting boundaries

During the April 21 episode of the "Something to Share" podcast with Sydney Lotuaco, Katie Morton talked about "The Bachelor" again. This time, however, she explained she's determined to look forward rather than focus on her past. "At this point I've tried to let go of a lot of things in my past and it's like I don't want to ignore that I did it, but I don't want to keep harping on it because it makes me feel like I'm sucked back two years ago," Katie explained.

Despite the hurt she experienced with her "Bachelor in Paradise" split, Katie admitted she's "an over-sharer" and she felt an obligation to keep sharing details about her life. She believed she "was letting people down" by not sharing stories, as if she was "biting the hand that feeds me." While she acknowledged she's a people pleaser, Katie explained it was best to be "setting that boundary."

"It just feels like it takes away from my growth and how far I've come. Whenever I talk about it, I almost feel like I jump right back. Like I jump two years back and I'm like I get anxiety after I talk about the show," she detailed. Katie worked hard to let go of that difficult time, so now she's taken a "peace out" attitude and not discussing it any longer. "The Bachelor" fans may miss hearing Katie's stories, but they'll likely be understanding that she's putting her own well-being first.