"Every relationship is so different. For Locky and I transitioning our relationship from the show to real life was a challenge that most couples don't face," Irena admitted.
"We just make sure that we are honest. We communicate well and that we respect each other."
She added: "At the end of the day we love each other and we want a future together so like all relationships that takes work."
In response to another fan, Irena also confessed that travelling and being in each other's faces is harder than it looks.
"It's not easy being with each other 24 hrs a day, long drives, being stressed, being sick (I get travel sickness) and now knowing each other's buttons to push is a challenge but we always manage to have a laugh and have fun," she wrote.
The Bachelor winner also dropped another hint that her and Locky's engagement is well and truly on the cards.
"I am ready for a lifetime with Locky, as for when we are getting married I guess you'll have to wait and see."
The couple unlocked (pun intended) an exciting relationship milestone this week when Locky finally met Irena's parents Vesna and Vasco in person.
The four enjoyed some wine tasting in South Australia's Barossa Valley and Irena proudly shared with her followers that her boyfriend has the tick of approval.
"After missing out on meeting Locky during Hometowns they finally got to meet in person.
"I have missed my family so much and these last couple of days with them filled my heart.
"Thank you @locklangilbert for the best surprise and thank you to my parents for making the trip from Melbourne. And for those of you asking...yes they approve and love Locky."