If Kristina Schulman never wanted to speak to Dean Unglert after season four of Bachelor in Paradise, we wouldn鈥檛 blame her. Even he admitted that he 鈥made a lot of bad decisions鈥 when he found himself in a love triangle with her and Danielle 鈥淒-Lo鈥 Lombard. But Schulman 鈥 who previously looked for love on Nick Viall鈥檚 season of The Bachelor 鈥 is taking the high road.

鈥淚鈥檓 trying to stay friendly with everyone,鈥 she told HuffPosts 鈥Here to Make Friends鈥 podcast. That might seem surprising to fans, considering how Unglert treated her, but as she explained in her interview, Bachelor Nation is a small world: 鈥淚鈥檒l be seeing him, as well as D-Lo, in the same Bachelor circles.鈥

She added, 鈥淚鈥檓 trying to be friendly. Understanding him a little bit more and what he was trying to do. Look, yes, it hurt me in the process a whole lot, but I try to see the best in people鈥 I鈥檓 trying to understand where he was coming from.鈥

She also explained where she thinks things went wrong (other than the obvious), saying that when she first showed up in Mexico, she 鈥渉ad the Paradise mindset.鈥 She continued, 鈥淚 saw that Jade and Tanner [Tolbert] worked out, Evan and Carly [Bass], so to me I was like, 鈥極kay, everything needs to be a little bit intensified if I want to walk out of Paradise in a fairly serious relationship.'鈥

Conversely, she feels like Unglert saw BiP as an opportunity to start dating someone rather than an entr茅e into a serious relationship. She admitted that when it came down it, they simply didn鈥檛 have what it took to make it work: 鈥淗e and I did not line up.鈥

What do you think about Kristina Schulman鈥檚 take on the Paradise situation? Let us know @BritandCo!

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