Hello. I have been addicted to Second Life for over 10 years. Its frightening to think about that, but it is a fact. I cannot stay away. It has affected so much of my life in wasted hours, sexuality, and by innability to be serious about real life matters and relationships. I am a single male, 31 and 'SL' has been an 'outlet', but in all the wrong ways. I spend hours on their trolling and scouting "b****es" as I call them, which are basically lost, screwed-up female addicts such as myself who are using sex to get attention and/or money in the form of 'Lindens', the online virtual currency.
If this stuff sounds rediculous to you so far, then you are normal, because it is. Second Life is a virtual grid, not a game, that has been online since around 2003 when I first discovered it as a pot-smoking teen.
Today I quit. What seems impossible is not re-downloading the viewer and logging in again tomorrow. This must stop, for whatever sanity I have left and my health. I cannot afford to waste any more time on there.
I appreciate support by similar SL Survivors. One of the main reasons I am reaching out is because I need to find a way to permanently, and I mean permanently BLOCK the SL servers from my access. I have yet to find a failsafe method in never allowing myself to log on again, and I am like a serious alcholic- I cannot do it on my own.
Please help. Thanks guys.