"They each got $50,000 to be on Couples Therapy, so, of course, that's why Juan Pablo wanted to do it," a friend of Ferrell's toldLife & Style.
"They also just came back from an all-expenses-paid trip to Bali -- something that wouldn't have happened if Juan Pablo wasn't still with Nikki."
Ferrell's friends apparently think Galavis, the 33-year-old eighteenth-season The Bachelor star, controls and walks all over Ferrell, 27.
"Everyone thinks she should just dump him already," the friend said. "Their relationship is exhausting and like an emotional roller coaster for everyone. Plus, they only see each other about once a month!"
Galavis and Ferrell have been trying to make a long-distance relationship work -- as Galavis lives in Miami, FL, and Ferrell currently resides in Kansas City -- since deciding to date after the conclusion of The Bachelor, which aired in March and taped in Fall 2013.
The pair has been scrutinized in the media for months because Galavis neither popped the question or told Ferrell he loved her. In addition to his lack of verbal commitment, Galavis also had a problem with introducing Ferrell to his five-year-old daughter Camila for a while.
According to Us Weekly, Ferrell lamented on Couples Therapy to Dr. Jenn Berman, "I just sometimes feel like he's so nonchalant about things. I don't want to force anything from him, there's still a part of me who wonders, 'Maybe today it's gonna come. Maybe tomorrow it's gonna come.'"
Galavis insisted, however, he's not chauvinistic -- "not at all" in fact. The Bachelor fans had criticized him for treating Ferrell poorly and taking away her voice.
"That's what you saw on TV. Women and men are equal. I'm not above anybody," he recently told Access Hollywood Live, Us reported.