RCA Step One

RCA Step One

Step One requires the admission of our inability to stop living in the extremes in our relationship. With no balance, we are like a light switch- either on or off.


In Healthy Relationships, the partners trust that they will be loved despite their human frailties.

For Step One Worksheets From Recovering Couples Anonymous click HERE

RCA Step Workbooks:

“Open Hearts: Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance, and Reality.”    By Patrick Carnes and Mark & Debra Laaser

Step One is perhaps the most intense step you work as a couple. The good news of Step One is that as you begin to admit and accept the powerlessness, unmanageability and despair you’ve experienced, the process of healing begins. The paradox of this step is that with surrender comes healing.

“Relationship Renewal: Step up to intimacy- A workbook for committed couples who want to find joy in their partnerships.” By Recovering couples Anonymous

Healthy partners have learned how to deal with feelings and problems in a more productive manner.