12/17/2012 03:07 pm ET

Bridget Kinsella: I Fell In Love With An Inmate (VIDEO)

What motivates someone to marry a convicted killer? Bridget Kinsella, an author who developed a relationship with an inmate after corresponding with him, described their relationship to HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd on Friday.

"The man I knew in prison...he committed murder when he was 19 years old. He's serving life without parole," she said. "There was no way I was going to marry him and spend the rest of my life in that relationship."

However, the relationship was beneficial to both, as Kinsella was coming out of a bad marriage, and their correspondence "helped each other heal and become better people and move on."

However, Bridget was very aware of the unique nature of the interaction.

"It's the most selfish thing I ever did, taking someone's genuine love, and healing my own heart and moving on. It's also the most unselfish thing he's ever done. So, he got a little bit of redemption there," she said.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.