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Beth

Beth is Tom's wIfe and Karen's best friend. She is an artist of questionable talent. She is also the antithesis of Karen. She can't cook, is totally unor ganized, and leans more on her emotions to direct her life than on her rational thoughts. As a couple, she and her husband, Tom, stand as models directly opposed to the couple represented by Gabe and Karen Beth is not very communicative or supportive of her husband.

Beth flounders in her art and seems to lack direction in her life. She is also a bit manipulative. She leans on Karen during the initial stages of the separation between her and Tom, then she disappears once she finds someone else to lean on. In the end, the audience also discovers that Beth is not very honest or open with Karen.

It's hard to tell how serious Beth is. In a flashback...

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