Who ARE these people anyway? If I were you, I'd go read the introduction to this series here and then start from "Zoe" on May 2nd!
Not that I know firsthand, but being perfect has its own dreary set of problems. So many women were attracted to Ned that he began to think he could just pick the best looking one, and live happily ever after! So (since my Teddy was not an option for him) he chose Francine. Even the world knows that “beauty is only skin deep”, and God goes far enough to tell us that “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Francine certainly did not 'fear the Lord', as it were. And she didn't even 'fear' Ned in the sense of even caring what he thought about her. Francine didn't care about anything really, except how much money Ned had in his savings account.
Actually there were two important items that Francine truly paid attention to: too bad they were 1) her own deceptive charm and 2) her fleeting beauty. My buddy Tarchus worked at the drugstore and he used to tell me that it was Francine's cosmetics budget and penchant for romance novels that kept the store in the black! Her natural gifts did come close to Teddy's, but the choices she made about how to live with them, were so different.
The issues that men and women must deal with are never ending. No matter what we start out with, we each have to decide how we will invest the 'talents' we have, and accept the weaknesses we find inherent. How do you do it?