Barbara is a young woman who, after being tied down taking care of her bedridden father for most of her young life, travels to London to start a new life and meets Steven, a handsome, older man. Steven is a married man with a family. He meets Barbara while traveling to the seaside and becomes infatuated with her. Mary is the beautiful wife of Steven, who since childhood has experienced emotional problems. This is a story of a man’s love of two women. He deeply loves his wife but is also very much in love with his mistress. The two women in his life also love and respect one another.