Deciding to move in together is a really big step in a relationship. It implies a new level of commitment, seriousness, and that the relationship is going somewhere. I mean why else would you chose to entangle your finances and all your knickknacks? But what if you’ve thought long and hard about it and you’re ready to live together but your partner isn’t? That can be a tough pill to swallow, especially if you’re worried it means they aren’t taking the relationship as seriously as you are. But according to NYC relationship expert and love coach Susan Winter, one partner being ready to shack up before the other isn’t any reason to panic, in fact, she tells Elite Daily it happens all the time. “It's common for one partner to be ahead of the other in terms of commitment readiness for moving in together,” Winter says. “Not everyone comes to this decision at the same time.”
So, what do you do in this situation? Do you just have to wait and hope they‘ll get there eventually on their own, or are there some steps you can take to help ease the journey? Winter says there are several things you can do to help move the relationship forward. Here's her advice on how to move things in the, well, moving direction.