The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Reveal Details of Couples Counseling: ‘We Need a Mediator’

Getting a little extra help! The Bachelor's Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have been happily engaged since the software salesman popped the question in Jamaica during the season 20 finale that aired in March, and now the pair are focused on keeping their bond strong by starting couples counseling. 

The twosome — who will be opening up their lives to the public in Freeform's unscripted series Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? — told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, October 4, that they are meeting with a therapist to help them navigate the potentially bouncy waters of a long-term relationship.

"You're committing your life to somebody else, right?" Higgins, 28, said. "So one thing we're doing that's really cool — today is actually our first day — through our church, we're doing couples counseling, way before even premarital counseling. So we're going to go today for our first session as a couple."

Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins
Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins Freeform/Vu Ong

"We need a mediator between us just to help us communicate anything that we need to work out individually and together, and then let's celebrate," the Bachelorette season 11 castoff continued. "Lauren makes my life better, so life's good!"

Bushnell said, "I'm going to get married one time, and I want to make sure that I'm taking that very seriously, and just really crossing my T's and dotting my I's. And making sure that Ben knows everything there is to know about me, and I know everything there is to know about him."

Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? premieres on Freeform Tuesday, October 11, at 8 p.m. ET. The Bachelor returns to ABC in January 2017. 

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