Frances and Robert - a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City - try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.
Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids that she's divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane as she waits for news on Nick's condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.
Robert and Frances attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas, while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.
In hopes of keeping their split amicable, Frances and Robert meet with a mediator. Frances confides in a co-worker, and Robert gets surprising financial news.
Frances discovers that Robert has hired a lawyer, and responds in kind. Frances looks to connect with an influential artist. Robert pitches Nick a can't-miss investment opportunity.
Frances and Robert try to set their differences aside and make their annual Christmas trip to her parents' house with the kids.
Frances discovers that Robert has misled her about their financial situation. Robert tries to re-enter the "dating" pool.
Frances pursues a new job, and is troubled that Robert suddenly seems so happy, despite the divorce.
Frances takes issue with a lawyer's insinuations of negligence; Dallas makes a connection at Diane and Nick's latest party.
Tensions ease between Frances and Robert, but a move by Frances' new lawyer sends Robert on a vengeful path. (season finale).