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I Lived a Second Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I first joined Second life several years ago because a lady-friend of mine had it and wanted me to check it out. I played a little but at the time my PC could barely handle it...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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    I joined SL in Dec 2006 and immediately fell in love with the fantasy of it. I have two avatars, my first one is very much like me. My second one was created in 2007 to express...
    Minoesh Minoesh 46-50, F Apr 11

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    Looking myself in the eye. O no you don't. We are not going to the pity party. Reflection time. So yesterday you were happy. Why? Yesterday was a conveyor belt of pots of tea...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    No. 2. My Ex Fiancee : you can never get over yr first love.. even when she was nt yr 1st relationship..and the fact that she is nt the last, shown that, as long as you know love...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Apr 15

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    I thought I was given a second chance. I was wrong. I believed I was free from my shackles. Seven years ago, I lost my ability to feel emotion. This lasted for two whole years...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People shouldn't take their life for granted. :/ I hate when people say "F*** my life" over something like dropping something or something small. People say things like, "I hate my...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I made a Promise to God. 'If I live through this surgery I have renewed lease on life and I will use it if you still have use for me on this earth.' I lived. It was the scariest...
    michnn michnn 41-45, F Apr 11

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    a lotta things that bother me, I know God's given me a beautiful life and a lot to be happy about but well, you know.. the human nature, we're never satisfied! even I wish I had a...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Went shopping in a store that I had always dreamed about as a kid. Tuned into the music they were playing, Good Life - OneRepublic, stopped and reflected. They're so right, this is...
    20F14 20F14 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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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 Mar 28

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    I have wanting to write about my parental grand mother who passed away in 2011 aged 88 after a life full of sufferings and joys of life .... I'm not exactly sure when my...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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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 Mar 25

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    I was at the swimming pool not too long ago, on a Friday. On Friday night, there is basically this big family swim thing. Anyway, I was with a friend, who had left me to go to the...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Mar 31

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    When you wish you could have other internet friends, but you can't because they'll think your life is a lie. It's really weird and no one would believe anything that...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 13 hrs ago

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    My life is a series of unfortunate events.I don't ask for them. I don't put myself in these situation. I will admit of course, sometimes I mess up. But for the unexplainable...
    Withmywoes Withmywoes 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I thought I found someone who would be good for my life but that was a joke.. dating him changed my life for the worst.. the choices I've made in the past mouth haven't been the...
    LovingTheNewMe LovingTheNewMe 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    who am i ??? what i want ? where i want to go ? what i want to be ? some says life is journey of self discovery. for me, it has been journey of loosing self so far. but i have a...
    confusedsoul21 confusedsoul21 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I liked this article I ran across today so I thought I'd share it. And above is a photo from one of my recent #13's. :) "1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 20 Responses Apr 14

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    I was pretty much made fun of/bullied my whole life... Well from 1st grade till 12th. I don't really know why I was made fun of... Was it because I have selective mutism? Or the...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    This true story is an example for those people who think they have a very complicated life. This story happened to me last year by the height of summer.The relationship between me...
    DarkSpirit95 DarkSpirit95 16-17, M Apr 7

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    I feel like a lot of people don't understand me when I say this. I know so many people who are constantly wanting the very best or the next best thing. I would be content having...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I made my EP account just over three years ago, to post about how my parents were potentially breaking up. I was immature and silly then, and a very different person. I'm very...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Apr 16

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    Not on the right path, but which is? And this weekend consisted of my relatives giving me advice about how to behave and what to do when I'm over there. Everyone is looking...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish I could vanish, I want to check out of life, I don't want anyone to call, visit or talk to me. I wish I lived alone. My friends are disappearing one by one and everyone...
    bruisedandbattered bruisedandbattered 51-55, F Mar 25

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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the supported housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    As I write the is, overwhelming guilt best describes what I feel. I have what some would consider a good life: married with two daughters, and employed as a nurse. I acknowledge...
    LanguishingSoul LanguishingSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    You know, I've just been thinking that marriage is supposed to enhance your life and make some aspects of life easier, much like how a business partnership is supposed to improve...
    MrBaje MrBaje 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I was born in 1974. I am part of that first generation to grow up on computer usage. That first generation for whom having a computer in the home was like having a refrigerator...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I am 22 years old going on 23 and I have never felt more lost. I just graduated from college and have a bachelors degree in Speech Pathology. In order to do anything with my major...
    lostinthecrowd36 lostinthecrowd36 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Oh sure, surrogates abound. Money, power, fame, things: pretenders all. Lovemaking (and I mean that in the most solemn sense of sexual love between two deeply in love persons), is...
    Polyamory55 Polyamory55 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 12

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