ANNOUNCEMENT: OOTS MEMBERS ARE WRITING THEIR STORIES FOR A BOOK & WE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO ADD YOURS (THEY ARE ANONYMOUS). THE BOOK IS MEANT TO GIVE US THE VOICE MOST OF US NEVER HAD & RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT RELATIONAL TRAUMA - Please go to for more information about this project.  If you have trouble with the link, just go to "Announcements" and the post "OOTS Book Project" is there.

    New Members please register here after first reading our Member Guidelines which are in place to ensure a safe, respectful & considerate community for all.  Please note that non-survivors are welcome to read, but not join the forum.

    OOTS is a recovery focused support forum and information web site for survivors of complex relational trauma (repeated emotional/physical/sexual abuse & neglect/abandonment) who suffer from the symptoms of Complex PTSD, also known here as Complex Relational Trauma Response.  The forum is English speaking but members come from all around the world. As of Sept 19th, 2023 there have been 11,417 registrations by survivors from 77 countries.  There is no cost to join or participate in the forum. 

    Please direct any questions or comments to Kizzie at

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