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I Lived a Second Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    But wouldn't it be stupid to give up the little financial freedom I have? Yes. Yes it would.
    Sleepydwarf Sleepydwarf 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Hope when you take that jump You don't fear the fall, Hope when the water rises You build a wall Hope when the crowd screams out They're screaming your name Hope if everybody runs...
    Iffy94 Iffy94 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I'm with you hours feel like seconds. But when we're apart, days feel like years.
    Insan3lyGifted Insan3lyGifted 46-50, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm 21, and feel like I've already given up on life. I've been brought/dragged up in a town full of people who have just bullied and tormented me. I was always the weird kid, when...
    snowkey snowkey 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 19

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    Since the announcement of the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes I have been reflecting on the risks we take every day in life & how suddenly, like a bolt out of the...
    simon0470 simon0470 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I don't know how to start. Hopefully this introduction works. The people around me think they know me. As much as I want to let them know the real me I can't. I don't want them to...
    owen1201 owen1201 26-30, F Dec 8

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    For the most part, it was great, it really was. I went with my girlfriend to teach English as a second language under a reputable company.We visited most of Chinas wonders (Great...
    Mikfly Mikfly 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    {@Laura, Hello, Laura- Of course, I undoubtedly see outcomes. It isnR17;t exactly the same result as a tummy tuck could be regarding flatness of your tummy, however it took an...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm 22 years old and I'm terrified about living alone. I grew up with lots of siblings. In my country, extended families were very coomon and I was part of one. I've never had...
    gethro gethro 22-25, M Dec 12

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    LisaI a great deal liked the threading class. Sonal was very affected individual and handy. We had a nice group plus the modest dimension was a furthermore to our Discovering. I'm...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I lived in worry and fear most part of my life, happiness has been short lived. I thought something was wrong with me. I couldn't accept and live myself. Now I think I need a...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 1

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    I want no more than to leave this earth knowing some where someone new me . I guess I start with the fact that a lot has been posted already and I'm not going to rewrite that...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    December 15. Feelings. It's okay to have and feel our feelings - all of them. Years into recovery, we may still be battling with ourselves about this issue. Of all the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 15

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    I've been seeing a therapist for a while now. The plan has been to work through my traumatic past, which has been something I've done my best to avoid. My therapist is patient...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I was once good boy in gloucestershireh in year 6 I was one of the cleverest boy there I was in the newspaper of how smart I was in math and everything was going well infill one my...
    CaptainLFC89 CaptainLFC89 13-15, M Dec 20

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    I truly believe that heroism can come in many different forms. In this case, two Heroes saved my life. I battled severe depression and body dysmorphic disorder almost all of my...
    Fifimeow Fifimeow 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For the majority of my youth I was athletic, smart, enthusiastic, and overall an extremely sociable person. I was a varsity lettermen for swimming my freshmen year of high school...
    durden284 durden284 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    We used to joke about it, the passing of the Corvette from father to son. I was there when he took delivery. And I always told him, I hoped he lived long enough to wear the car out...
    hotshoetom hotshoetom 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    How to start? With the beginning I guess. I was born a boy, and from a young age I liked playing with dolls, dressing up and walking in my mothers high heels. I also liked playing...
    FirekeeperRule FirekeeperRule 18-21, T Dec 2

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    im only 15 but I still feel like I've wasted my life. I could be living right now but for the past years I've been stuck at home worrying about everything and being depressed. I...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    So, without sounding totally bitter (I guess I am...sort of!) or make this go on forever, I guess I'll tell my story as briefly as I can. I used to have hopes and dreams for the...
    rawb922 rawb922 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    a lot of people say that life does not come with instructions and i agree with that. my parents call themselves Christians but i just dont agree. and the pastor in my church says...
    kimberllytsy kimberllytsy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There's really nothing special about it. I mean I go out once in a while. I make plans with my friends. But everytime I look on Instagram or Facebook everyone looks like there...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Honestly, did you know these facts? 61% of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the fetal heartbeat has begun, which occurs in the first month of pregnancy. 72...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm at the point in my life where I'm not gonna to chase after people. You're either in my life or not either way I'm fine.
    Sergjok Sergjok 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm 23 and I've been going to my local community college since I graduated high school, nearly five years ago. I feel like I'm just wasting valuable time and money. I like math and...
    Alyssa0814 Alyssa0814 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Definition: des·o·la·tion /ˌdesəˈlāSH(ə)n/ noun: desolation a state of complete emptiness or destruction. "the stony desolation of the desert" synonyms: bleakness...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I’ve learned-that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.I’ve learned-that no matter how much I care...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 6

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    I did not realize my way of life until I read The Celestine Prophecy and realize I do these I am currently on insight 3. I had no explanation for the way I live my life then I...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F Dec 7

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    My life, As simple as it is, From the time I was born, living in world that I was not seeing, from which I came from, looking at my new surrounding, knowing this is the first page...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7

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    So as the end of the year gets closer my family and I moving. I'm hoping with this move comes a lot of changes. We have lived secluded in the country for the last 6 years. Were...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 8

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    hi my name is doug I am a 43 year old man basically had to quit my jobs 3 years ago I was a licensed firemen and paramedics and I also worked on small engines and vehicles all my...
    1971douglas 1971douglas 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 3

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