Finding the silver lining. Susie Evans reflected on her split from Clayton Echard in a lengthy blog post — and said that she’s actually grateful for everything the breakup has taught her.“All of my relationships have left me better than they found me,” the Bachelor season 26 winner, 29, began in an essay shared via her website on Monday, November 21. “Even the biggest heart breaks and lapses in loyalty from previous partners have taught me lessons on self worth.”After explaining what she’d learned in her previous relationships, the Virginia native revealed that the “biggest lessons” she learned after her split from Echard, also 29, “may actually have been about understanding myself better and learning how to communicate my expectations.”The wedding videographer and the former NFL player called it quits in September after meeting during Echard’s season of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this year. “With incredibly heavy hearts, we wanted to share that we have decided to go our separate ways,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “For anyone who has ever loved, knows this was a painful decision to make and not one taken lightly.”One month before announcing their split, the duo revealed that they were moving to different states after living together in Evans’ hometown of Virginia Beach.
The Bachelorette season 18 alum returned to Arizona while Evans moved to Los Angeles.In her new blog post, Evans explained that she was “in a pretty low place” with herself before the breakup. “I believe this was because I was trying to make something work that just wasn’t a natural fit,” she wrote. “It’s emotionally taxing and not good for the soul.Read more on usmagazine.com