By Mallory McDonald

In the season finale of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, former Bachelor Ben Higgins called off his celebrity wedding  to Lauren Bushnell. Rumors of the two not making it after this decision are completely untrue. UsMagazine.com learned how Higgins feels about their relationship status, as he said, “I think at this point, Lauren and I are focusing on our relationship, which is obvious. We’re definitely together — we are happily engaged. The wedding in our mind — ‘Where’s your ring at?’ — is still on, but we are just taking some time to help plan that where it’s not stressful or overwhelming.” Bushnell shared, “Any couple feels the same pressures — you get engaged, and everyone asks when is the wedding. … We’ve navigated it relatively well and [are] doing things on our own timeline, honestly.” The stress of the show may have definitely changed the dynamic in this celebrity relationship!

We sense a little bitterness when it comes to the planning of this celebrity wedding. What are some ways to deal with a partner who is reluctant to tie the knot?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Tying the knot is a serious step in a relationship and for many, it can feel overwhelming. Use this relationship advice to help ease your partner into marriage:

1. Be understanding: It can be hard to be understanding of your partner when they are putting the breaks on a wedding and you are ready to move forward. But you have to always be supportive of your partner’s feelings.

Related Link: Celebrity Wedding: ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Reveals Proposal Tips After Calling Off Wedding

2. Discuss the decision: Make sure to not let this decision fly under the rug. It is important to understand why your partner isn’t ready so that there isn’t any confusion.

Related Link: Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Butt Heads Over Televised Celebrity Wedding

3. Be patient: Trying to be patient when you are ready for the next step can be extremely challenging. However, the more patient you are, the easier it will be for your partner to become ready.

How did you handle your partner not being ready for marriage? Share your experiences below.