This is the story of a couple who are on the brink of a divorce. Crystal, a burnt-out schoolteacher, has suffered a miscarriage 5 months ago. She has spent some time in Japan (why? we don't know) and upon her return she tells her husband Richard, an up-and-coming lawyer, that she wants a divorce immediately. Richard is stunned. He was not aware that anything was wrong. He is the "typical" workaholic husband, the career-obssessed lawyer who has taken his wife for granted. So he makes a bargain with Crystal that she will allow him to date her for three months. If after that, she wants a divorce, that is fine with him. If she refuses this deal, he will hold up the divorce for her. Since Crystal has quit teaching, this means financial hardship for her. So Crystal agrees.
The couple spend the next three months dating each other. Crystal lives out in the mountains, in their cabin. She spends time with her aunt Annie who is recovering from a gunshot that broke her hip. Annie's alleged attackers are being defended by Richard (Annie's nephew by marriage) who believes the two boys innocent of this particular charge. Fortunately, that does not destroy the relationship with Annie.