The Winthrops have been drifting apart gradually, Douglas devoted to his business and Constance to her social life. For the sake of their small daughter Rosie, they decide to make reparations, with Douglas agreeing to spend more time at home and Constance giving up her socializing. Mrs. Dunbar, a widow with a grudge against Constance, decides to thwart the couple's reconciliation. Overhearing Constance phoning her regrets for a party, Mrs. Dunbar calls Douglas and, pretending that she is his wife, tells him not to come home as she is going to party. Douglas is deeply hurt and accepts Mrs. Dunbar's dinner invitation. When Constance learns of his betrayal, the couple are further estranged. After the death of Rosie, their last remaining bond, the Winthrops decide to separate until an old friend intervenes and recalls the love and happiness they once shared, thus healing the breach between husband and wife.