Staying committed in loving and intimate relationships and helping other couples achieve freedom from dysfunctional relationships.
We are couples committed to restoring healthy communication, caring, and greater intimacy to our coupleships. We suffer from many problems, some identified and some not, some treated and some not. We also come from different levels of brokenness. Many of us have been separated or near divorce. Some of us are new in our coupleships and seek to build intimacy together. We have all sought healing in Recovering Couples Anonymous.
In RCA we believe that a coupleship is like an infant needing constant nurturing and care from both partners. It is important that each partner accept mutual responsibility for the problems or progress of the coupleship, and furthermore, that both recognize their own individual development and recovery as essential factors for couple recovery.
In RCA we think of our lives in coupleships as being represented by a three-legged stool: commitment, communication, and caring. All are important “legs” to the serenity, stability, and intimacy we each seek. The legs can also represent our individual recovery, our partner’s recovery, and our coupleship recovery.
RCA is first and foremost a Twelve-Step program. Working the Twelve Steps of RCA together, as a couple, offers a unique recovery experience. This process opens doors to both individual and couple recovery.
Characteristics of Functional and Dysfunctional Couples © 1991, 2011 by the World Service Organization for Recovering Couples Anonymous, Inc. All rights reserved