It’s a question that might hit close to home for some. Quiet quitting is when you find yourself going through the motions, doing the bare minimum to keep your relationship afloat while secretly longing for something else. Here are four signs that you might be quietly quitting your relationship:

1. Doing the minimum: You’re putting in minimal effort, only doing what’s necessary to get by. Spending time with your partner feels like a chore, and you often make plans to do things on your own without considering their feelings.

2. Heart vs head: Your emotions toward your partner have cooled off. The thought of being intimate or affectionate doesn’t spark any excitement. Your relationship feels more like an obligation than a bond.

3. A business sense partnership: Your relationship begins to resemble a business arrangement rather than a romantic connection. You start imagining life without your partner, fantasising about being single again.

4. Apathy: You find yourself caring less about the relationship. Arguments and disagreements dwindle because you no longer see the point in investing time and energy into the partnership.

Firstly, recognise that it’s normal for relationships to go through ups and downs. Understanding that this might just be a phase is the first step. Reflect on how you got to this point by journaling and considering any changes in your life goals or unexpected challenges that may have impacted your relationship.

Next, figure out your own needs, wants, and goals. You can’t work on rekindling your relationship if you’re unsure about what you want. Seek help if you need it. At The Happiness Couch, we have a team of therapists and coaches who can support you on your journey to rediscovering the spark in your relationship. Remember, it’s okay to seek guidance and take steps towards a happier, more fulfilling relationship.