Ben Flajnik proposed to model Courtney Robertson on the finale of the 16th season of The Bachelor in March and just months later on October 5, the two called it quits.Courtney tells Life & Style that the lack of time the pair spent together ultimately led to their break up. “Our relationship has been tested pretty much the entire time we’ve been together,” Courtney confides in the new issue of Life & Style — on newsstands now. “When I stayed [with Ben] for long periods of time, it helped. I think if we’d lived together, we wouldn’t have broken up.”Though the exes claim the split was mutual, releasing a joint statement announcing the break up, Courtney, 29, reveals that by the time they decided to split, “I knew I had no fight left.”Since then, Courtney has handed back her Neil Lane ring and is now looking forward to her future. “Right now I'm focusing on healing my heart. I’m a hopeless romantic and still believe I will find my soul mate. I need a guy who is ready for that chapter.”Just seven months ago, Courtney was spotted trying on wedding dresses at the Mark Zunino bridal-dress shop in Los Angeles and can remember a time when she was so happy and in love. “We had just started talking about wedding dates for fall 2013,” she reveals to Life & Style.For more inside Ben and Courtney’s split, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.
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