Dear Counseling or Mental Health Professionals,
Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA) is a non-profit Twelve-Step organization founded in
1988. Our primary purpose is to help couples find freedom from dysfunctional and destructive
patterns in their relationships and to build healthy communication, caring, and intimacy.
We are based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Although there is no
organizational affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous, we adapted the RCA Twelve Steps,
Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service from A.A. Our fellowship is open to any
couple and the only requirement for membership is the desire to remain committed to each other
and to work to develop new intimacy.
RCA meetings do not seek to replace a couple’s sessions with their counselor any more than AA
meetings would interfere with an individual’s therapy. Rather, RCA can augment marital
counseling or individual therapy.
This program is offered to couples that may be experiencing difficulties and want to restore their
relationship. An important RCA tool is attending recovery meetings. We attend RCA meetings to
learn how the program works and to share our experience, strength, and hope with other couples.
We learn that our struggles are not unique, and we gain the hope and assurance that our own
coupleships can recover and grow. By using the tools of the program, couples learn to take
responsibility for the well-being of their relationship, finding joy with each other again.
Please visit our website, www.recovering-couples.org, to find information on RCA meetings in
your area, as well as meetings held by teleconferencing or video-conferencing.
If you have questions about our program, contact us using the email addresses listed. Feel free to
give these email addresses and our website information to any interested couples.
Recovering Couples Anonymous
15 Sea Bridge Way
Alameda, CA 94502