Woman dying of cancer tries to find a new lover on Craigslist for the man she’s cheating with

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A woman dying of pancreatic cancer put out a Craigslist ad in an attempt to find female companionship for the man she’s cheating on her husband with. The boyfriend has no idea that she’s doing this, but she says she will try to “persuade him to contact,” the women she deems fit to be her replacement.

Here’s what she posted on Craigslist Tuesday Jezebel:


Thank you for reading my posting. This is probably the most unusual posting on CL that you will ever read.

My name is Sharon B. For the past five years, I have had a regular ongoing intimate relationship with a wonderful gentleman, “A”. He is kind, supportive, funny, and most important of all, very attentive to my sexual needs. This relationship was outside my marriage, and it’s a long story, so I’ll save it for later communication.

I was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I do not have long to live. I have made peace with my situation. My family has been very supportive, but one of my last regrets is that I will be abandoning my wonderful intimate partner.

He has no idea that I am posting this. I intend to post it on all of the Craig’s list categories that might elicit a real response. I would like to find, before I die, a wonderful woman who is worthy of his attention. I will try to persuade him to contact those who I think will treat him as I have, and will forward to them his email address.

Please, in order to cut down on the spam I have to deal with, put SharonB in the subject of your reply.

Thank you. I promise you, it will be worth your while.

With love and affection,


This story may not be ethically sound, but it’s kind of sweet in a way. Any way you look at it, it’s pretty heartbreaking from her husband’s perspective. I’m sure there are screenwriters out there already done with their first draft of a weepy romantic film about this (in my head I’m casting Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch as the lover.)

Moral questions aside, if you were the man this is scenario and your married girlfriend was dying of cancer but she had found a new batch of ladies for you to date via Craigslist, would you try it out?

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