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I Lived a Second Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 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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    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 May 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 23 years old, turning 24 soon and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I don't know what kind of career that I want to pursue. I'm working part-time but I mostly just...
    randomobscurity randomobscurity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm not asking for pity or for someone to talk to, or help, I've tried that, don't try to talk me out of it, don't play god. I have lived a life of total chaos and I want out, I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 13

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    so - I am sad. I feel I lived my life wrong so far. I'm 32 and I feel like I've just already ruined my shot. I have a ridiculous amount of ability; but I just don't know any of...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    But, you know, I've never felt like I've lived or worked anywhere where I really needed a gun. I know that could change on a dime, so I admit the risk and I am slightly conflicted...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    Lived there with my mom for my freshman year of high school. I like Alaska. It's a beautiful place and the wildlife is incredible. I hated the time I spent there however. I didn't...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    I just saw a man slump and die right in front of me today @ about 8pm...*extremely shocked...how easy can the breath of life be snatched from our very own nostrils in a split...
    uyisteven uyisteven 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    At the age of 48 I met and marry the love of my life . It has come at a huge price ,having to leave my two daughters (my best friends ) and a gorgeous ,mischievious two and half...
    moomin13 moomin13 46-50 Jun 26

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    He was in the midst of a divorce when I met him. Then he went back to his wife. I left him and went back to school. Then he left her and begged to get back together. That's...
    tmonroe666 tmonroe666 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Let me start by saying a little bit about myself. I consider myself to be shy, reserved, kind, and sensitive. This hell all started 17 years ago when I was born. So I lived with...
    aaaadse aaaadse 26-30, M Jul 13

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    It is so hard being in your 40s. Everyone has so much past baggage with divorce, kids, and financial obligations. I have been trying to move forward with a man who is getting a...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The reason life and or time move faster every day, each day or year is a smaller percentage of the life you've lived. At 10, a year's 10% of the life you've lived, at 20 a year's...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T Jul 13

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    I lived approximately 500 years ago, and even being pacific and never used my power to hurt others, I was bullied in the village where I lived with my mother (my father had to go...
    PrincessFromDarkKingdom PrincessFromDarkKingdom 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I need some help, really badly. First, I apologize if any of this has improper grammar or misspellings, I am writing this in a hurry. When I was a child, I was moved around a bit...
    LilMissStats LilMissStats 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    Anamari :) (means greetings in Tineria) I will keep my name hidden in this post. I never posted again but now i feel an extreme urge to do so. Since i remember my self i knew i was...
    leksoan leksoan 18-21 Jul 13

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way, because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm so confused and I wanna scream because I swear yesterday I was second guessing our relationship and now I don't second guess it at all but now I'm second guessing not second...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Jul 5

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    So I live alone in a 2 story house and at night sometimes the power goes out and that's when **** happens I start to hear children giggling and sometime when I get out of the...
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M Jul 9

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    I got my first DUI in 2011 which I blew .83. I did one day in jail, my class, and my license suspended. I am still trying to get on my feet from that. 2014 was going to be the...
    kimberlee730 kimberlee730 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    This is from my journal today Yesterday, I was inspired to look into past lives and, a day later, I find myself writing about my meditative experiences. I do not think that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'd give this life for a new life ..... I often spend alot of time daydreaming about a new life completely void of the reality I've lives for so long I don't think I can honestly...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i keep trying to tell my mum that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I moved to Hong Kong a few days ago and my computer thinks 'Hong' is not a word, even in tandem with 'Kong'. The good news is I can talk about King Kong all I want without making...
    barepanda barepanda 26-30, M Jun 29

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    I THINK this is what the meaning of life is. The meaning of life is to make your dreams come true. Your lifetime is devoted to making yourself happy. If you aren't happy in your...
    Leea479 Leea479 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't hate my life, don't have much to complain about, and always have something to smile about, but from stories I have heard and from my own experiences Life seems to make us...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Am I lucky to be born in raised in Hong Kong as a Canadian? Why do I hate it so much? Why cant I become a professional anthro artist? Why cant I have a life like all the other...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    This is so exciting! :) I will do my timeline here. :) Only putting some things. August 7, 1977 8:29 P.M. - I was born at Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children. around...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 4

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    My name is Asfaq Alam. I am from India. I am currently 23 years old and I live in New Delhi. I am an average looking guy. I want to share my life experience with you and experience...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    my name is unkown cuz i will not tell any one about it, may be i am complicated person, but life changes us our life style , immigrating from one country to other to survive, i can...
    goge1797 goge1797 16-17, M Jul 15

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    THis story starts in Pennsylvania. I am now in kindergarden everything seems to be going well until my dad showed up. My dad had to have everything his way (so did I) and so since...
    Farl Farl 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    Throughout my life I have let many people take a hold of me take advantage of my emotions and hurt me I recently been hurt Exremely worse and I just want to give up I want to start...
    jakaylaruffin jakaylaruffin 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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