Proper anger management is required in Second Life.
This past week, a good friend of mine in Second Life terminated our friendship. He did so in a very explosive way. Odds are that we will never speak again, since I am not willing to put myself through this a second time.
What had I done wrong? I was seen dancing at a club with a group of people that included the ex boyfriend of his current partner. There apparently is bad blood between them, and I was accused of "taking sides". However, he was mistaken. I do not "take sides" when various people I know fight with their ex boyfriends or partners; such matters should involve the two of them only.
Now, what is the lesson here? The lesson is that proper anger management would have stopped this drama from occurring. A cooling down period, and conversation without anger, would probably have kept our friendship intact.
Here is the #1 lesson that I have learned being a Second Life resident for 5 years.
If you are angry, LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY! Do not stay on. You can risk saying something to someone, or doing something, that will cause irreparable damage. Just as you should never send an email to someone in anger, never play Second Life in a rage.
Do not even bother logging on to Second Life if you are having a horrible day. Especially if you feel that no one inworld is your true friend, or past friends are now your enemies for no reason at all -- you are almost invariably wrong. Wait until you feel better to log in.
By doing this, you will not only help yourself -- but those who really like you at the same time.