Like it or not, "The Bachelor" Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are still together ... but it hasn't been easy.

During last night's "After the Final Rose" special, Courtney broke down after host Chris Harrison asked about the status of the couple's relationship.

"Yes, we're together ... I think," a teary-eyed Robertson told Harrison. "I mean I know how I feel about him and I love him."

So ... what went wrong? Ben apparently didn't like what he saw of Courtney while the show was airing .. and, according to him, they "had essentially broken up."

That being said, they're very much together now and are looking towards the future.

Ben slipped the Neil Lane engagement ring back on Courtney's finger during the special, adding that he does see a wedding in their future.

Watch the video above -- and check out the track record for all the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples in the gallery below:


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