For decades, Audrey and Marni have been a loving couple, their happiness marred only by the hostility of Audrey’s son, Richard. When Audrey is rendered silent by a stroke and unable to assert her wishes, Richard assumes power of attorney and banishes Marni from his mother's life. The women long for each other, but since they aren’t legally married, Richard can prevent them from being together when they most need one another. With the help of sympathetic relatives, they see each other for brief moments and only from afar. Resuming their life together seems impossible, until a compassionate stranger decides to get involved.