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I Lived a Second Life

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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...
    TekCronon TekCronon 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 24, 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...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 5 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...
    lushandloopy lushandloopy 26-30, F 1 Response 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...
    ryn61363 ryn61363 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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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...
    Eponine Eponine 46-50, F Sep 4, 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. ...
    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...
    fluroptics fluroptics 51-55, F Oct 11, 2011

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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...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 51-55, T May 28, 2013

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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...
    writinggirl4 writinggirl4 18-21, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    If anyone is willing to hear my ongoing struggles with breaking my addiction to my horrible online partner, please message me. I also love lots of advice. Thanks!
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    Ok, addict isn't the word really. I do like it tho. Those days when paralysis hits or some other reason I can't get out of bed I'm on mobile grid or in my chair on SL. I'm just...
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    so after all of the horrible things that I have gone through in my life dating wise.... Rape, cheating, abuse,lies.... I have had an issue with putting up walls to keep people from...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    Rets54 Rets54 56-60 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic and I still am but I learned to be more open minded at an early age. I felt so lonely and I knew I wasn't from here because I knew my...
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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
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    Religion or nationality doesn't matter as long as you believe in Almighty God as One and can speak English fluently. I have 4 apartments for living in. I will give you one of...
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    Last year was one of the worst years I've ever had. I started to give up on life as well as my life goals. I started to give up on myself. I kept telling myself I can't do this...
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    WHAT IS LIFE? Each and every one of us is different, all of our lives are different… no comparison! We all have numerous endless list of questions about the mystery of life and...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I want a life uninhibited. I want a life full of love and laughter. I want to live as free as the 21 year old butterfly that I should be. Ever since I was in high school I always...
    ColourmeAmb ColourmeAmb 18-21, F a week ago

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    gerlisu gerlisu 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 4 days ago

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