All of my friends are virtual, but I have to say they are great people, and I don't regret it for one minute. I can understand how hard it is to live with ptsd, I have to myself. Most people don't understand how hard it is. I have never really had many 'real life' friends in my life, and because of my illness I have never been able to hold onto them, feeling ostracized from society because I was different. With online support now I don't, I feel vindicated and not alone anymore.