It is January 1957 and Helen's husband Jack returns from National Service. Happy to be reunited, they resume their life together with their friends. Then Helen is utterly shattered when Jack tells her that a brief fling with a sergeant's widow has left the woman pregnant. Helen can't have children, so this is more than she can bear. She starts divorce proceedings, but their fierce love for each other cannot be extinguished. Finally she has to make a decision which requires courage, but could be the answer to their differences.