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I Lived a Second Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    A Slice Of Heaven

    It was a few years ago, lasted for about four months, I guess, and was easily one of the happiest times of my life. I was a different person at Second Life than I am in real life. In some ways the difference was obvious. In some ways it was more subtle. I'm transgendered. That...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 56-60, T 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    A Story of Sex, Love, Creativity, Money and Power...

    Second Life is a virtual reality game from Linden Labs. For a while it became such a part of my life that I was on it more than I was living my real life, which in those times became known simply as 'RL', as apposed to the game, 'SL'. Early on it was difficult to play. There...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    Healing Power Of Virtual Reality And The People That Dwell There

    I was and to a degree still am an sl addict. I joined sl at a time when i was struggling to cope with the real world. I had just lost my best friend in a seriouse car accident, someone who i had always been there for and who had always been there for me, with in our group it was...
    lushandloopy lushandloopy 26-30, F Jun 14, 2010

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    I've been in and out of Second Life

    since 2006. I'm now out after falling in love as you can get in a virtual world and realizing that I can't love in RL and SL. My thoughts in RL would drift to those people in the virtual world. It's been almost a year and my heart still breaks thinking of them and that one...
    TekCronon TekCronon 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    Alive In Every Life ...

    As a person who feels fortunate to have found an SL to immerese in during a life-threatening illness the following story fills me with resonance, rememberings from my own early days, weeks, months ... OMG lol ... YEARS !?!And the Artwork? A tribute to the talent of all those who...
    fluroptics fluroptics 51-55, F Oct 11, 2011

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    Virtual Cheapskates & Hobo Love

    I think it's quite hypocritic to get married in both RL & SL, how some people can claim that they love their spouses and yet spend more time on the game with their SL partner than their RL partner. How I went about starting my Second Life was pretty much like any other...
    ryn61363 ryn61363 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    Romantic Escape

    I joined the world of Second Life last year.  At first it was an escape from the problems of the real world, a place where all things were possible.  Then I met the most wonderful girl.  We've shared many adventures, had our share of ups and downs, but I wouldn't...
    lovesukgirl lovesukgirl 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2010

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    Imagine

    Keep in mind I'm only ten years old. I'm too young for Secondlife. I really badly wanted to play on a realistic virtual world but none were for my age!!!! After research I found a 3D virtual world called Imagine for kids ages 8-12. Its exactly like Secondlife except zero adult...
    writinggirl4 writinggirl4 18-21, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    I Fell In Love On Sl Too, But Now He's Gone and I'm Stuck Putting My Rl Back Together.

    I found my soul-mate on SL too. We are both married in RL and were honest with each other from the beginning. We didn't intend to fall so hard for each other but eventually started talking about ending our RL relationships and trying to make a go of this new love. Between the...
    Eponine Eponine 46-50, F Sep 4, 2007

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    You Never Know Who You Can Meet

    I started SL in 2007 and ended up meeting someone who's incredibly important to me in my life. SL was (is) a great environment to completely free yourself of all physical and material distractions or complications. I stopped going in-world a few years ago now, but I remain in...
    gisc gisc 51-55, F Nov 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    You go through life,making mistakes, if anyone had told a younger version of yourself you'd take all the crap you have you'd of said " No Way ". I believe you've got to learn from...
    deg1965 deg1965 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    It was a women's shelter really. But I think that still counts? I was 4 and my mom and I lived there for a month or so when we ran away from my dad. I still remember a lot of it...
    GalaxyPrince GalaxyPrince 16-17, T 2 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't even say that I "speak english" as a second language. Actually, I'm trying to learn it but it's not so easy to me...
    skelleton skelleton 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I always tell myself not to get too excited when you come back into my life again. I know better than to try and get attached to idea that you're here to stay. But you know what...
    TheWhimsicalHeart TheWhimsicalHeart 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    One of a kind closeted gay man looking for his soul mate, a closeted lesbian. 100% discreet and 100% masculine. I am handsome, physically fit, athletic, genuine, outgoing, career...
    joesmithnyc joesmithnyc 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    life is wonderful, I am loving it. #that's_a_lie
    Juffed Juffed 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    The life she lives. She has been at that point that she doesn’t know what to do, But yet she came up with this crazy idea to live in a jungle. She was always worried about her...
    NandiMthethwa NandiMthethwa 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who makes me laugh like crazy whenever we talk. If we talk for 60 minutes, it's 45 minutes laugh and 15 minutes talk. There's no topic on this earth that we can't...
    Hazeleyes2010 Hazeleyes2010 26-30, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    First of all, let me be clear that I am not suicidal at all, not even a little bit. Life feels hard for me but I believe that things can change for the better. It seems like...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm not missing my old life, but I am missing my friend that moved away. The one I used to have girls nights with. We could walk around at night for hours, just talking and joking...
    serenewinds serenewinds 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    When have you worn a life jacket for the first time?
    schwimmweste schwimmweste 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    All I do is sleep, lay in bed texting people who barely text back, and hate life.
    ButteryToast ButteryToast 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    ****'s hard right now. My mom is living in Japan away from my brother and I. My dad and her get along really poorly when they talk over email, and it always makes my dad pissed off...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    i love country living i love the nature i love back roads i like bonfires, i love the creek, i love fishing, i like camo, i like mudding, i like horses. cows, ever been too a...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hi My name is MJ. Here's how you could destroy your life with a stupid mistake in a timely manner. My story started 2 years ago when I was looking up at a dating site, I found...
    Brokenlife87 Brokenlife87 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Three years ago my bf and I moved away from the town I had lived in for almost 20 years. I left my job of 8 years that I loved. We took a leap of faith and it backfired. I didn't...
    MireilleM MireilleM 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    My normal anyway. My normal is a bit unpredictable and I generally feel comfortable with it being that way. That said, I have created many accounts on different social sites that...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to be one of those people who always analyzed everything. Do I wana work out? Well the pro's will be I'll look better. But I really don't wana get up. But I know I should...
    karrem karrem 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I don't know how to move on in life. Everyday, when I wake up, I feel depressed. I cannot think fast enough. I am currently 21, and I am studying Engineering at a university. I...
    dirtyuer dirtyuer 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    wouldn't it be fantastic? you start you're life again with all you're memories. Imagine what could be acheived. you could stop being bullied at school in your teens, ask out that...
    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I could have never imagined the nightmare that my husbands first wife and grown adult children have become. I have been married to him for just over 2 years and everything seems to...
    heavyheart1 heavyheart1 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had a very bad road accident coming home from work (March 2001). My brain was very badly damaged; I was told that there was no part around the outside of the brain which was not...
    VB05 VB05 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I cried yesterday. I feel my life is becoming too much for me. I've been in school forever, and I have a Bachelor of Science degree already...but I couldn't get a job with that...
    truth1212 truth1212 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lived off interest until 2008, when we all know what happened to interest rates back then. I had CD accounts in 18 different banks worldwide and my average was about 4% when I...
    CaptainEurope CaptainEurope 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    i use to think a lot but then realized number one i am not in england second the queen of england has no idea who i am so i wont get any title like sir think a lot lol...
    Lastblue Lastblue 18-21, M a week ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F a week ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F a week ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F a week ago

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    I'm to young to die bull isn't here to be given I've lived till I needed to I live what I lived for, I can't get good grades nor can I get a girl I'm ugly a liar and I cry like a...
    MrSilvertheNeko MrSilvertheNeko 16-17, M Feb 4

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    Time calls us by a name we know none of, and brands us with it for life. Time is but a fraction of the sun dancing to discover and rediscover distant shadows carved to perfection...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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