Martha takes care of her siblings, spoiled Joan and young Bobby. Martha becomes friends with Harold, one of Joan's dates, and is embarrassed when Joan two-times Harold with Bill. Harold admits he prefers Martha. They are secretly married, because Martha wants to see if Joan will settle down. When she doesn't, Harold and Martha announce their marriage and their intention to move out, taking Bobby with them. Joan is shocked but eventually she grows up.
Singer Lucky falls in love with soldier Watt, but she doesn't want to marry a military man. Lucky introduces Watt to her married sister Margie, whose husband is serving overseas and who struggles to make ends meet. Lucky doesn't want a life like that. When Watt says "I don't approve of working wives" so she'd have to quit her career if they wed, Lucky breaks up with him. Mike tries to kiss Lucky and Watt sees this and calls Lucky a "cheat." He's transferred to another state. Mike apologises and arranges to reunite Lucky and Watt.
Ray Drake; Wendy Drake; Mrs. Drake; Michael Osborn; Mr. Stone
Wendy marries Ray, who is older and wealthy, and wonders if she's made a mistake. Ray is called back into the military and his mother tries to interest Wendy in social events. At one of these events, Wendy meets Michael and they fall in love; she decides to ask Ray for a divorce. However, Michael isn't interested in marrying Wendy. When Ray comes home, he forgives Wendy and they reconcile.
When Dan's small business runs into trouble, his wife Vivian decides to get a job to help out. However, she learns companies don't want married women: "they are sidetracked by too many personal problems to keep their minds on their jobs with us." Claiming she's single, Vivian's hired as a model by Jack. Jack falls in love with Vivian although she doesn't reciprocate his affections. Dan is angry when he finds out, and Jack fires her when he learns she's married. Vivian explains and Dan takes her back.