No one is perfect.

The December 2009 issue of Real Simple features life lessons from author Amy Bloom.

We especially liked lesson #8:

“NO ONE’S PERFECT. I knew that I wasn’t perfect, I just didn’t realize that this also applied to the people I fell in love with. The object of your affection will always turn out to have huge and varied faults. The smart thing is not to look for someone flawless (which is why Elizabeth Taylor married eight times), but to look for someone whose mix of strengths and liabilities appeals to you (which is why she married Richard Burton twice).”