Divorce in Lifestyles and Relationships Posted December 3, 2013 Different people are going to have different definitions of what "married" means in SL. In a non-roleplaying situation I would not consider anything less then checking the partnered box as being married. Just as in RL all committed relationships are not marriages. The original poster will need to have each respondent/interviewee clarify what kind of committed relationship, the reasons for the relationship, the local customs (for roleplay situations), what changed or why they broke up and how they broke up. There is probably a lot more that needs to be clarified but assuming that everyone means the same thing by certain words will only make the study completely useless.