Ryan King, a radio sports personality, returns to work after grieving for his wife's recent death. His boss says he is not ready to return to work and must attend counseling. He reluctantly attends and meets others who also have to move on.
Ryan does not like to be alone in his house. At group, Ryan encourages Sonia to break up with her boyfriend. She does, but then becomes the cat lady. Ryan has to deal with the fallout. Also, Ryan helps George replace a lost basketball.
Ryan does not want to tell his landscaper his wife has died, but the group convinces him he has to do it. The landscaper builds a shrine to Jannie. Meanwhile, the group thinks Ryan does not like to be seen with them outside the meetings.
Ryan is invited to play a pick-up hockey game with Jeremy Roenick. Later, Ryan finds out it was a setup sympathy invitation. In Group, Lauren has everyone make a collage to express their feelings. Ryan attends a lesbian wedding with Anne.
Ryan hallucinates seeing his dead wife Janie. He takes it as a sign that he has to take of himself. Steven has broken up with Ashley, so he and Ryan go out on the town. In group, Lauren tells the group she has to pass her real estate exam.
Ryan seems to be grief eating and the group intervenes. Also, the group finds out that Lauren talks to her boyfriend Wyatt about the group members. She brings Wyatt to the group so they can meet him and he can learn about them.
It is Ryan's birthday and he does not want to celebrate. Janie used to make a big production, planning months in advance, and he just wants a quiet night. The group plans a big celebration for him. It turns out to be a great night for all.
Lauren announces that Yolanda is graduating from therapy and will have a celebration party. Yolanda realizes she is not ready to leave after all. Meanwhile, Ryan takes Own under his wings as a big brother and helps towards his healing.
An old friend of Ryan and Steven's from college comes to town. Steven wants to date Amy and wants clearance from Ryan. Ryan is OK with this-until he actually sees Amy again. Ryan hosts Thanksgiving dinner for them and the group.
Ryan is ready to date again and updates his Facebook status to available. An Olympic beach volleyball winner invites him to meet her friends. It does not work out. Danny helps Sonia find her cat. George celebrates another year of life.
Mr K is ready for the end of the world when the Mayan calendar ends. He hosts a holiday/world end party. Since Anne is always grieving, Ryan invites her along to the annual trip to the wine country with Steven. Lauren's boyfriend proposes.