Jillian is a successful marriage therapist, and best-selling author of self-help marriage books. Her career is going just as planned, but Jillian's own marriage isn't going great, and she can't deal with the fact that she may not know how to fix it. Afraid of what it might look like to others, she pretends everything is fine. Until her husband pushes her to confront the truth that things are not as good as they look. When he leaves on a trip Jillian's best friend insists that she foster a puppy from the shelter. When pushed out of her comfort zone, she finds that she can care for something else in a way that she hasn't known before. This discovery leads her on a journey of her own while her husband is away and into a lot of trouble when he comes home.