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I Lived a Second Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, T 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Eight years ago I entered Second Life to find for myself what all the fuss was about. I made friends very quickly, one girl that i got on with particularly well i spent more and...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M a week ago

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    I entered Second Life eight years ago. I was in SL everyday for the first year, but slowly RL commitments stacked up so my time in SL became less. I still have, my two avatars and...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi all I'm on there. Ray Ferina. See you there ?
    smarthop smarthop 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    To start this experience off, yes I did take sleeping pills because I hadn’t slept in 3 days straight and I was to the point of exhaustion and my stress levels from my occupation...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 19

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    I met my soul mate in college and the bond and love between us was incrediable. We both were madly in love and were inseparable. We both are middle eastern I had lots of Suitor ad...
    MelodyMoon MelodyMoon 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time. - - Josh Billings
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 10

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    A more accurate title for this post would probably be that I've lived in a few different haunted houses. Even now we have an entity in our kitchen who we jokingly call the Fridge...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I just found out the STBX responded to the divorce Summons at the last hour. Scheduled for Harassment Restraining Order in early April. I am perplexed as to why he even cares to...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    We were coming home to Calgary, Alberta from our Vancouver holiday and driving through the mountains on the highway near Golden, BC in our little red 370Z when a SUV (looked like a...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 15

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    The hardest thing in my life is dealing with my alcoholic father. He's been an alcoholic since I was born, but from what I've been told, he was not like this before. Quite the...
    n0stradamus n0stradamus 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I have lived a very sober life with no much loaded tensions in my life. I am married for last 2 years & my life has changed. I am married to a huge family which comes with lot of...
    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You know what? I don't need to travel the world, to all these fancy places, I don't need to post a bunch of photos to prove how awesome my life is, I don't need to discover secrets...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M Mar 4

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    I was 5 when the school system and my parents decided to put me on Ritalin, antidepressants and through special education from 1-12th grade. I also got stuck in with a program with...
    ninashah69 ninashah69 26-30, F Mar 6

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    The more this thought comes into my mind the more I angrily push it away paying no attention. I tell myself this is cruel, how could I have such thoughts? Growing up was very...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 70+, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Ever since I was little And discovered that I was very sick, I have always wanted to simply live I was afraid of everything including death. But as I got older I changed. With my...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I had better write this down before the thought leaves me. There is something horribly wrong with the way I'm living my life. It's horribly wrong because I never do anything wrong...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    We had a reasonably good sex life the first 8 years and the last ten were a living hell. After the kids left we bolted. It took me several years to recover emotionally and...
    adventurousjames adventurousjames 51-55 1 Response Mar 19

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    I received a letter from the Calgary City police about 2 days after I returned home from my over night stay at the hospital. They said they were now in possession of all my...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Even though the road is still long and long, I would forging slowly because along the way, I learned the meaning of life ..
    NurSabrina1213 NurSabrina1213 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled - To cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. ~ Mary Oliver
    GlitzandGlamber GlitzandGlamber 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    life is freakin bored..sigh* need something better to do ..... sigh*
    btdude86 btdude86 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Yeah it is hard when someone enters your life and you get close to them then something happens and they go. I am getting use to this so for me rule will be from now don't get so...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeah it is hard when someone enters your life and you get close to them then something happens and they go. I am getting use to this so for me rule will be from now don't get so...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Late-term abortion of twins Sarah Terzo Abortion (LiveActionNews) - In an article profiling the now deceased late-term abortionist Dr. William Rashbaum (which I’ve...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M Mar 1

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    Five Years and Two Summers In A Forgotten Corner of Southern Europe called FYROM- I was born on a military base near Adana,Turkey to an enlisted American mother and Macedonian...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F Mar 5

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    Life is so short. Time is so limited. That's what makes it so valuable. Time is life. It's worth more than gold...or oil. Unlimited demand. Only one single nonrenewable supply...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Hi this is my story. I was born when my mom and dads were teens. My dad didn't even graduate and my mom never went to collage. I was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I went to...
    tomkielove tomkielove 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 10

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    I may take this further and not understand it "right" but.. The second best... (second to none?). I wont always settle for second best.. But the best, number 1 is often abit too...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 12

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    h i kath i always look forward to our talks i hope these talks are making you feel at ease with rachel she and you nave a great journey of exploration/hope and fulfillment of the...
    lenagnes lenagnes 66-70 Mar 14

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    So Im 16 and a guy, not the handsome one, but an obese guy. I was caught steeling my parent's money and since then they dont seem to trust me or be nice with me. I try to make it...
    dumplings92 dumplings92 13-15, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so bad that I cannot talk to anyone as I am demon possessed . I mean Jesus doesn't allow me so I obey. And here is the bad part . I know of this girl called Veronica who is...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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