Gothic, who had pretty much worn out her welcome with all active players in the clan, left for another clan. She's also spreading lies about us; she told a whopper to buddi and he decided to leave with her. So be it, buddi wasn't that big of a participant anyway.
Willy and I decided to split up. We both have different reasons and I'll leave it at that. We're still on talking terms.
I nearly sold Isle of Anu because with Willy's contribution gone, it's made it very hard on me to keep funding the SL sim along with both Inworldz sims. Several people stepped up to assist me however, both in getting my empty plots filled and the residents themselves approving a modest increase in rent. My rent has been the same the entire time I've had that island, so an increase isn't that far out of the question.
Today, as I write this, I find myself feeling the first true pangs of loneliness. When you've been with the same virtual world partner nearly all of your virtual life, it's really hard to be single again. I have nobody to go out on a date with. I have nobody to curl up at night with. There are a thousand things you come to take for granted in a relationship that you don't quite notice until they're gone. It's not that different from a RL relationship. I also miss the RL part of our relationship - frequent phone calls and texts. My cell has been very quiet since the breakup.
I suppose I should try to date others again. Willy said in his profile that I should keep the good times in my heart. I do...and I miss them. I don't miss our arguments and the pain we caused each other, though. There seem to be too many differences to keep ignoring, anymore.
Ideally I'd like to find someone who not only shares the same things that used to be differences, but can also help run our clan and fund the land for it...someone who is talented, imaginative, thoughtful and affectionate.
I may have to take one club down and set that corner of the sim up for rent in USD...don't know what else to do...