As Bob & Emily grocery shop, she runs into a former student of hers who is now grown and has a job. Then Bob gives Emily a blender for an anniversary gift. Emily is upset with the non-personal gift. She feels old and unattractive.
Bob learns that Jerry has certain luxuries like a yacht. Jerry attributes it to his business manager, Jeff. Jerry arranges for Bob to meet him. Part of his program is for him to be in complete control of their finances which means Bob won't have access to any of it. And he gives Bob $50 a week for pocket money. But when Bob uses it right away and asks Jeff to give him a little more. Jeff tells him that to give him the receipt for what he used it on but because he doesn't get a receipt, Jeff gives him a lecture.
Carol has a new boyfriend and is in love. Her new romances takes up all her time and she cannot keep her mind on work. Bob & Emily meet the boyfriend and find him to be condescending. Carol hears everything he says as brilliant.
A therapist who's seeing Bob professionally but makes their meetings seem like social meetings so that no one would know. When he asks Bob to fill in for him while he's away. He learns that Jerry has been seeing him. And that's when he reveals to Bob a secret.
One of Emily's students wrote an great report for class, but she knows it was written by the father who wants the boy to be moved to an advanced class. The principal of the school tries to convince Emily to skip the child.
Bob's reluctant to let his sister house-sit while the Hartleys are away at a group retreat, because fly-boy Howard's in the next apartment waiting to pounce. Bob wishes he'd never proposed the retreat, because his new therapy group is jealous that he only invited his other group to go, plus Emily made Bob feel guilty for leaving her out of the fun in the wilds of Wisconsin, so she's coming along too. Everybody is spooked at the vision of Eliott Carlin again streaking through the woods naked.
Dr Newman removed a wart from Bob's neck and charged him. Bob tells Jerry he should have done it for free since Bob had helped him with his marriage. Jerry agrees and sets up a plan where all the doctors treat each other for free.
With Emily busy studying for her masters and Bob busy with therapy groups, things are hectic at home. Emily moves to a hotel so she can study without interruption and be closer to the school. Friends think Bob & Emily have separated.
Howard's son Howie comes to visit. Ellen meets him for the first time and wants to make a good impression. She fails at her attempts and Howie is uncooperative. Bob talks to Howie to find out why he does not like Ellen.
Bob and Carol review his accounts and which ones still owe for services. Jerry suggests a collection agency, but Bob does not want to do that. Bob gets a job offer to be a company psychologist where he does not have to deal with billing.
With Carol out of town, the doctors need a temporary receptionist. Jerry finds a receptionist that is not has trouble remembering what she is doing and cannot even remember Bob's name. Emily has problems with new drapes that are too short.
Bob's brutal honesty campaign makes Emily a pariah at her school because Bob offends two of Emily's fellow teachers, when Emily attempts to widen the Hartleys' social circle, by inviting the colleagues over for dinner. Psychologist Bob is overreacting to being caught not practicing what he preaches, by his therapy group patients Elliot & Michelle, after he counsels the spatting members to be more honest with each other.
Carol announces her engagement to her boyfriend Don, an uncertain creative and unpublished poet. Her friends are not that enthused about the news. Ellen is writing a restaurant review for the newspaper.
Emily's parents and Bob's parents arrive to celebrate Thanksgiving with Bob & Emily. All sets of families have their own idea of traditions and meal fixings. Bob's mother and Emily's father insult each other the day before Thanksgiving.
Bob has a therapy group for all women to improve their self confidence. The women tell Bob to bring Emily to the next meeting to get her point of view. Bob is sorry he brings her when he is kicked out of the meeting for being like other men