We Hired a Guy off Craigslist

And it saved our marriage

Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

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It wasn’t our first time. We used Craigslist and other websites to hire men and women, of all different shapes, sizes, and sexual orientations. We are a very open couple.

Before you go judging us, I should probably provide some context. My wife and I are not swingers. I was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. At this stage, I am completely immobile with the exception of my toes and eyebrows. Super useful, right? I require a ventilator for every breath I take and use eye gaze technology on a tablet to communicate.

My wife and I have a beautiful daughter, Elliott, that is two going on thirteen. We operate A Life Story Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates awareness and raises money for ALS. We both work from home and probably average being together for at least twenty-one hours a day. To say that we have a full schedule of controlled (at times) chaos fitting for a reality TV show, would be accurate.

Enter our savior! Jesus? Nope, we’re Jewish. Our Craigslist guy’s name is Josh. He’s only been with us for about four months, so it may seem fast, but following an outpatient procedure and some great drugs, I said it. One of Brené Brown’s examples of extreme vulnerability. I just said It. Well, actually my tablet said it. But I definitely typed it. “I love you.”

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Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

Razor sharp wit with a beautiful wife, a cute kid, and ALS. Founded A Life Story Foundation. I type with my EYES!