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What is Quiet Quitting in a Marriage?


There’s a new trend in the employment industry and it’s called “quiet quitting.” This term refers to employees putting in the bare minimum effort into their jobs. They may no longer be happy with their jobs, but they’re not ready to take the plunge and quit just yet. They may be waiting to get a new job or simply just sticking around because their employers find them to be good workers, so why not just continue to get paid?

Quiet quitting is not limited to the workplace. Relationships may experience it as well. In a marriage, one or both partners may disengage emotionally and psychologically from the relationship without ending it. Quiet quitting involves withdrawing effort, attention, and intimacy from the marriage without addressing the underlying issues.

Quiet quitting is a serious issue. It can erode the foundation of a marriage over time and can lead to a divorce if the underlying issues are not addressed. It’s essential for couples to recognize the signs of quiet quitting in their marriages and consider whether or not their marriage is worth saving. Here’s a look at the signs and what you can do to salvage your relationship.

Signs of Quiet Quitting

Are you or your spouse in quiet quitting mode? Here are some signs to look for:

  • Decreased communication. Conversations become infrequent, and meaningful discussions about the relationship or personal matters start to disappear.
  • Emotional detachment. One or both partners may become emotionally distant, showing little interest in the relationship.
  • Lack of intimacy. Physical and emotional intimacy decline, with expressions of affection becoming rare or non-existent.
  • Avoidance of conflict. Instead of addressing issues openly, partners may avoid conflict and sweep problems under the rug, leading to tension and resentment.
  • Pursuit of individual interests. Partners may increasingly prioritize their own interests and activities over spending time together.
  • Loss of shared goals. Couples may stop planning for the future together and lose sight of the dreams they once shared.

 How to Improve Your Marriage 

If you want to start putting effort into your marriage, here’s what you need to do:

  • Take the time to show how much you value your partner. Acknowledge them and express appreciation to them for being in your life.
  • Share with your partner their importance in your life. Let them know the ways they make your life easier. Compliment them on their strengths and offer support when they face challenges.
  • Examine your own expectations of the relationship. Do a reality check and see if your expectations of your partner are unrealistic. Know that you cannot expect one person to fulfill all your needs.

Seek Legal Help

Not everyone who is tired of their relationship quickly ends it. Some people stop putting effort into the marriage and just do the bare minimum.

What is the status of your marriage? Are you and your spouse both putting in the required effort? If not, it may be time to end things. Seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. To schedule a consultation with our office, fill out the online form or call 954-764-4330.



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