As the year anniversary of her marriage nears, Betty Jordan (Corinne Griffith) realizes that her husband, Perry (Milton Sills), has grown indifferent to her. After numerous unsuccessful tries to put a spark back in their relationship, she decides to renew her friendship with Martin Prayle, a former suitor (Lou Tellegen). Then Betty's mother, Dorothy Van Clark (Kathlyn Williams), who has grown tired of the womanizing of her husband, Tom (perennial onscreen womanizer Phillips Smalley), takes up with an old admirer herself, Franklin Dexter (Henry Walthall). Dorothy and Dexter run off together, but she falls ill at the hotel. Betty doesn't want to wind up in the same position as her mother, and she decides to ask Jordan for a divorce. Jordan is seriously hurt when he saves a child from being hit by a car. He believes he won't recover so he sends word to Betty that she can have her freedom. Betty, however, has thought better of the idea and instead sends Prayle over to tell him good-bye.
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