On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay’s relationship with Peter Kraus faced commitment issues.
Before he met her family, Peter told Rachel, "You do mean the world to me… I am falling in love with you.” Rachel responded, “I’m so happy to hear you say that. And I’m falling in love with you, too.”
Peter had a one-on-one conversation with her mom, saying, "I don’t necessarily know that in two weeks that I could feel that certainty.” Since he wasn’t 100% ready for marriage, Peter told her mom that he wasn’t going to ask for her permission to marry Rachel. Her mom “appreciated the honesty."
During his talk with her mom, Rachel’s sister revealed her concerns that Rachel could get hurt in the relationship.
After introducing her family to the other two guys in the running, Eric and Bryan, Rachel went on another one-on-one date with Peter, who explained why he is scared of proposing. She shared, "I didn’t come this far and put my life on hold… to do this to just have a boyfriend at the end of it. That’s not what I want.”
Peter argued that he only wanted to propose “once,” saying, "My belief in engagement is that engagement is marriage.”
Rachel replied, "I don’t think of it the same way that you do, but… it is extremely important to me and I only want to do it once, too. If we really want this and we want each other, then somebody’s got to bend.”
Peter pointed out that he didn’t know “where to go from here,” since they couldn't find any “common ground” on the issue. Rachel was unable to hold back her tears, telling the cameras, "I was hopeful for what Peter and I could be and then just like that, I didn't see it. The best word I can describe what Peter said to me… it's devastating.”
"For the first time, I'm thinking Peter and I may not work out,” Rachel said.