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Communicate, Fix, Stay.

Communicate, Fix, Stay.

January 18, 20244 min read

“We communicate, We fix, We stay. That's maturity.” - Tony & Sage/ @AlchemicHealing


Let's talk about something crucial in relationships - maturity. It's not just about age or how long you've been together; it's about how you handle the ups and downs of being with someone. In a world where ghosting and on-and-off relationships seem all too common, let's dive into what makes a relationship not just survive but thrive. The magic formula? Communicate, fix, stay. These three pillars - communication, fixing issues, and commitment - are the cornerstones of a mature, healthy relationship. So, if you're ready to deepen your connection and grow together, this blog is for you!

Communicate, Fix, Stay.

With that said, Lets dive in...

The Power of Communication

Communication is the heartbeat of any relationship. It's more than just talking; it's about connecting, understanding, and empathizing with your partner. The key is open and honest communication. It’s about saying what you mean and meaning what you say. And hey, listening is just as important. Here’s how you can amp up your communication game:

  • Be an Active Listener: Really listen when your partner speaks. It’s not just about waiting for your turn to talk, but understanding their perspective.

  • Express Yourself Clearly: Share your thoughts and feelings openly. It’s okay to be vulnerable.

  • Avoid Assumptions: Don’t assume your partner knows what you’re thinking or feeling. Clarify and ask questions.

The Art of Fixing Issues

Every relationship has its fair share of bumps. It's how you navigate these challenges that matter. Fixing issues isn’t about sweeping problems under the rug; it’s about facing them head-on. Here are some tips for tackling issues constructively:

  • Stay Calm and Respectful: Approach problems with a calm mindset and respect for each other.

  • Focus on Solutions: Instead of playing the blame game, look for solutions together.

  • Learn and Grow: Use conflicts as opportunities to learn more about each other and grow as a couple. Instead of insisting on being right during an argument, focus on reflecting on what you could have done better. Consider whether you could have shown more understanding, listened more attentively, or approached the situation differently. This shift in perspective can help lower your partner's defenses, reducing anger and defensiveness, and pave the way for a more constructive and empathetic dialogue.

Communicate, Fix, Stay.

The Commitment to Stay

When it comes to commitment in a relationship, it’s all about finding the right balance. No one wants to feel like their partner might leave at the first sign of trouble. We all crave security, especially with someone we see as our life partner. It’s about providing that sense of stability and reassurance that you're in it for the long haul.

But here's the catch: this doesn't give either of you a free pass to become complacent. It’s not an excuse to stop putting in effort because you think your partner will never leave. A relationship is a two-way street that requires continuous care and nurturing from both sides.

  • Balance Commitment and Effort: Stay committed, but also stay vigilant in nurturing your relationship. Don’t take each other for granted.

  • Recognize When to Hold On and When to Let Go: It’s crucial to understand that while commitment is key, it’s also okay to end things if the relationship is no longer serving your well-being.

  • The Importance of Mutual Growth: Remember, the goal is to grow together, supporting each other in both good times and bad.

Staying committed means putting in the effort every day to love, respect, and understand each other. It’s about sticking to your commitment as long as it contributes positively to both your lives. But it also means having the wisdom to know when it’s time to walk away for the sake of your individual growth and happiness.


Building a mature, healthy relationship is a journey of communication, problem-solving, and commitment. It’s about nurturing a bond that’s rooted in mutual respect, understanding, and love. Communicate with honesty, address issues with a solutions-focused mindset, and stay committed to each other, as long as it nurtures both your growth and well-being. Remember, a mature relationship is not just about being together; it's about growing together, whether that means staying or making the brave decision to part ways.

Communicate, Fix, Stay checklist:

  1. Effective Communication

    • Practice active listening.

    • Express yourself clearly and honestly.

    • Avoid assumptions and clarify misunderstandings.

  2. Resolving Issues

    • Approach conflicts with calmness and respect.

    • Focus on finding solutions together.

    • Use conflicts as opportunities to learn and grow.

  3. Balanced Commitment

    • Stay committed but know your boundaries.

    • Recognize when it’s healthier to part ways.

    • Balance commitment with personal well-being and self-care.

  4. Continuous Growth

    • Cherish good times and learn from challenges.

    • Support each other’s individual growth.

    • Keep working on strengthening your bond.

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Tony & Sage Edwards

Tony and Sage Edwards are the duo behind the Alchemic Healing blog. They're all about growth, self-care, and the ins and outs of relationships. Just like you, they're on a journey of discovery and learning, and they're here to share what they know, offering a helping hand as you find your way too.

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