"It feels good sometimes to stick up for yourself, so I'm learning how to do it, even though it's hard for me," she admitted. "I think I've just avoided conflict, and it's something that I still hate."
And after three seasons trying to find love on TV, Stanton, who is also working on a kids clothing line, said season four of Bachelor in Paradise was her "last time."
"[I wouldn't do Paradise, Winter Games or The Bachelorette] after seeing all these guys. It scares me," she insisted. "I'm really done."
"Definitely after what I went through with Josh, I'm a little guarded with [who meets my daughters]," she said, adding that Hayes never met her girls. "Right now I'm so done dating in Bachelor Nation. I really want to date a normal guy. I want a normal life. I want to get married, I want to have more kids, and I just don't know if I would find that within the franchise."
The mother of two is instead looking for the kind of love that her friend, Lauren Bushnell, found with Devin Antin after splitting with Bachelor Ben Higgins.