Can love survive long-term in the twenty-first century? Julie is beginning to doubt it. When her husband of 20 years announces that he is chucking his job to embark on an adult gap year leaving his salary and Julie behind, she puts her marriage under the microscope. Turning to her friends for advice, Julie finds that their relationships are falling apart too. Surely they can’t all be innocent victims? Or all bad wives? Does that twenty-year itch just have to be scratched?
Hannah has always felt in the shadow of her older sister. Cat is the flamboyant one, the one who can make everyone laugh. Hannah is so quiet that her parents used to joke about it. Now Hannah has a daughter of her own, who is about to get married. On the day of the wedding, Cat's caustic tongue is once again let loose - but with devastating consequences. As Hannah is compelled to examine her past and try to make sense of her complicated relationship with her sister.