Recovering Couples Anonymous

Hopeful Couples in Recovery
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Recovering Couples Anonymous

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA) is a 12-Step Fellowship founded in the Autumn of 1988. There are groups throughout the United States, as well as worldwide. Although there is no organizational affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous © , The 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and Principles are adapted from A.A.

The primary purpose of RCA is to help couples find freedom from dysfunctional patterns in relationships. By using the tools of the program, we take individual responsibility for the well-being of the relationship, build new joy, and find intimacy with each other.

We are couples committed to restoring healthy communication, caring and greater intimacy to our relationships. We suffer from many addictions and co-addictions; 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 relationships and seek to build intimacy as we grow together as couples.

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Many couples have found in RCA the “missing link” in their personal and couple recovery. Most of them find that:

We no longer need to hide and medicate our feelings through our addictive/compulsive behavior. We can express our feelings. We are learning to ask for what we need, both individually and a couple. Being together brings us joy and happiness. Being sexual enhances our relationship (increases our intimacy).

Being alone and intimate with our partner is as safe as being with other people. When I really let my partner know what I’ve done or what I’m thinking (who I am), it increases our intimacy. It’s met with acceptance. We are learning to face our problems and not to feel individually responsible for solving the problems we have as a couple. We believe we don’t have to agree on everything. We believe we can have different interests and enjoy different things and enjoy being together. Being interdependent adds strength to the relationship. We don’t have to be socially acceptable. We can play and have fun together.

We are learning to express our true feelings about larger issues, and we are learning to resolve conflict. We are learning to deal with conflict and to fight fairly. We are learning to accept our individual responsibility. We are recognizing and breaking the patterns of dysfunction from our families-of-origin. We accept our limitations as parents. We are proud of ourselves as a couple.

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