Often, when a contestant self-eliminates on The Bachelor, it is a massive dramatic deal close to the top of the present. That positively wasn’t the case this season: we solely obtained to week three earlier than one of many contestants made the selection to go away on her personal! Sarah Trott, the journalist who earned certainly one of Matt’s first one-on-one dates, left the present after every week of excessive drama with the opposite girls, however that drama wasn’t really the principle cause she left.
Earlier within the season, Sarah revealed a really private element to Matt: she just lately moved again house to San Diego to be able to look after her father, who has ALS. After the week’s drama, throughout which she fainted at a rose ceremony and began crashing different dates, claiming insecurities about how Matt was relationship all the ladies on the identical time, Sarah in the end opened as much as, of all individuals, Katie, certainly one of her harshest critics following her date-crashing stunts.
“I actually must put my well-being first, and I am not in a great headspace right here,” Sarah instructed Katie throughout a personal dialog. “And I have not actually opened as much as you in regards to the scenario with my dad, however he has a terminal sickness, and it isn’t like, years or months, it is like, weeks. So, it is actually weighing on my coronary heart too — time away from him. And I assumed I used to be prepared for this, however I’ve to be true to myself . . . It is so arduous being right here, away from him, figuring out we do not understand how a lot time he has.”
Katie grew to become supportive after that revelation, admitting to Sarah that she really misplaced her dad again in 2012, so she understood how troublesome issues are for Sarah. “I missed out on my goodbye with my dad, so I’d by no means need that for you,” Katie instructed her. When Sarah went to inform Matt about her resolution to go away, Katie went again to the opposite girls and requested them to be respectful about Sarah’s departure, telling them, “She really has a extremely massive household factor as nicely . . . she went house at the moment. I need to remind everybody to remain stylish on this course of.”
Sarah defined her causes to Matt, emphasizing that she simply did not really feel like she may very well be at her finest and that she actually hadn’t realized how troublesome it could be to be away from her household. “I’ve prayed about this, and I’ve thought of it, and I simply felt actually referred to as to go house and be with my household. I simply do not suppose I am prepared for this. I want you possibly can see my coronary heart,” she instructed him. Though clearly stunned, Matt was supportive and respectful about her resolution and wished her nicely.
“It doesn’t suggest I’ll cease serious about you and praying on your dad,” Matt instructed her. “Whenever you’re prepared, some man goes to be extraordinarily fortunate, and I am bummed it isn’t me, however I’ve discovered a lot from you already and what it means to sacrifice and do something for your loved ones and other people you like. And I’ll miss you.” Though the previous drama was just a little a lot, it was good to see a Bachelor contestant truthfully understand that she could not deal with being on the present and put herself and her household first.