Abby grapples with what to do about her father while making a last-ditch effort to salvage her professional relationship with Barbara; Jo makes an impulsive decision; Phoebe rents out her house, only to be shocked by who shows up on her doorstep.
Abby returns to find changes have been made at Lady Parts; at Phoebe's estate sale, Delia and Jo face down the Albert situation; Delia throws herself into running Paul's campaign; a disaster is narrowly avoided when Abby's father is left home alone.
The girlfriends rally around Abby as she says a final farewell to her mother; Abby's brother reconnects with Phoebe; Delia and Jo finally confront each other about Albert; Abby gets an unexpected surprise from an old flame.
Abby deals with a family emergency; tension builds between Jo and Delia as they hide their discoveries from each other; Phoebe ponders dispiriting lifestyle changes; Abby clashes with her mother, Dina; a harrowing twist of fate leaves Abby reeling.
Abby and Barbara clash over financial decisions; Abby cautions her daughter against becoming sexually active; Delia and Paul take their working relationship to the next level; Jo attends a silent retreat and confronts Albert.
Abby and Barbara launch their lifestyle blog; Barb's imagination is sparked by a run-in with Abby's ex, Will, and his new girlfriend, starlet Temple Hampton; Delia goes on a stakeout with an abrasive new colleague.
As Abby finishes her romance novel, she questions the future of her relationship with Mike; Barbara has second thoughts about quitting SheShe; Phoebe and JD's marriage faces a challenge during a debauched getaway at Gemma's mansion.
Reeling from the revelation about Coach Mike, Abby tries to get through the last game of the season without incident, but she and Jo are pulled into their daughters' drama; Phoebe worries about the new direction JD's art has taken.
Abby hosts a party for the baseball team's parents while trying to keep her relationship with Coach Mike under wraps; Jo indulges Frumpkis' plan to drum up business for the bakery; Phoebe brings in contractor Darrell to remodel Barbara's kitchen.
Abby searches for creative inspiration while traveling with her son's baseball team; the rest of the group tries to escape their problems with a weekend getaway, but Jo continues to worry her alcoholic ex-husband will have a relapse.
Abby joins Barbara for a night out on the town to help her find material for her new column; Jo deals with the sudden departure of Scott; Phoebe and JD try to bond with the children; Delia's new client gets stuck in a compromising position.
Abby gets involved with her son's baseball team and butts heads with Coach Mike; Jo puts her ex-husband in rehab and dives into a relationship with Scott; Phoebe gets a job at an art gallery; Delia loses a big client to a colleague.
Abby deals with the fallout from her gigolo scandal, while she and Jake care for Becca's abandoned baby; Delia confronts Albert about sabotaging her wedding; Jo considers dating her baker, Scott; Phoebe holds a ceremony to celebrate womanhood.
Abby and the others help Delia cope with the fallout from Gordon's news; Jake returns from Latvia with a secret to tell Abby; Phoebe makes an announcement; Barbara finds a potential love interest; Jo faces her feelings for Scott.
After she tells the others about Delia's affair, Abbey gets uninvited from Delia's nuptials; she tries to focus her energy on completing her book but starts to unravel.
Abby's doctor orders her to rest after she collapses following the birth of Becca's baby; the ladies throw Delia a surprise bachelorette party at a male strip club; Phoebe deals with almost kissing Ralf, while Jo expresses mixed feelings about Scott.
As a heat wave overtakes Los Angeles, Abby learns her book needs a major overhaul; Abby puts Dr. Harris to the test by inviting him to meet her children and friends; with the help of ex-husband, Ralf, Phoebe puts up an art show for her new boyfriend.
Abby wants to define her relationship with Dr. Harris but he isn't ready; Scott pushes Jo to fight for what is hers.
Abby and Barbara go to SplitCon, a convention to provide services for people breaking up; Jo fights Charlene for control of her bakery and the attention of her daughter.
Abby's parents come to town with an unusual request; at the insistence of her daughter, Abby reaches out to Becca for a meeting; Jo goes on an online dating binge; Phoebe goes on a date with her professor.
Abby goes to New York to sell her book and runs into Dr. Harris; Becca tells Jake that a celebrity news site knows about her pregnancy; Delia deals with fallout from kissing her boss.
When Phoebe gets her GED, her friends throw a 90's themed prom; Abby goes on a second date with Dr. Harris; Jo's ex-husband comes to Los Angeles to spend time with his daughter.
Abby and Jake redefine their relationship status by spending a weekend at home; Delia and fiancé Gordon go house hunting, discovering they both want very different things; Jo's daughter returns after a visit with her father and his new wife.
Abby goes on a date with TV celebrity Dr. Harris to increase traffic to her new blog; Jake decides to reveal a secret to Abby; Jo uses a dating site; Phoebe throws an engagement party for Delia.
Abby and Jake try to hide their relationship; SheShe's managing editor Barbara pushes Abby to go out on dates to draw attention to her new blog; Delia hires a wedding planner; Jo prepares for the opening of her vegan bakery.
Abby chooses between boyfriend Will and husband Jake, while fielding a job offer from an online magazine called SheShe; Abby faces opposition from a rival editor at SheShe; Phoebe acts out in response to Kori's civil suit against her.
As Abby gets ready to sign the divorce papers, Jo insists on throwing her a party, while Will wants to take her to Mexico; Jake wants to mark the end of his marriage in an unexpected way; the truth comes out about Phoebe and Kori's past.
Abby and Jake are getting along better than ever as they finalize their divorce; Delia's affair with Gordon Beech jeopardizes her chances of becoming a partner at the law firm; Phoebe shares a secret history with one of the new mothers at school.
While the children are away, Abby throws an adults-only holiday dinner with her new boyfriend; strange things begin to happen around the house, making Abby and Jo question whether a ghost has decided to join them.
Abby's latest article, "Why Aren't You Divorced Yet?," infuriates the mothers at school because it threatens to expose one of their husbands as a cheater; an earthquake hits Los Angeles; looking into Jo's finances, Delia learns a stunning secret.
Abby is invited to write a Huffington Post article about her dating experiences as a divorced woman and must go on 10 dates in two days; Delia is fearful she will be disbarred over her affair with Gordon Beech.
Abby prepares to pitch her new brand to the agency; Jake gets a job directing an episode of Becca's TV show, "Blood Sisters;" Phoebe holds a press preview for her jewelry line at her ex-husband's new hotel.
When Abby throws a birthday party for her daughter, Jake's girlfriend, Becca, shows up uninvited; Abby wonders if she's pregnant; Delia handles the divorce of Gordon Beech, who is married to an acclaimed fashion designer.
A photo shoot for Phoebe's jewelry line takes her and the others to Las Vegas; Abby is determined to work on her next book; Lyla awaits the caseworker's recommendation in regards to her custody battle; Jake goes on a retreat with girlfriend Becca.
After the disastrous date with Nate, Abby goes on a date with her young, handsome admirer, Will; Lyla's mother comes to Los Angeles to help her make a good impression on the caseworker; Phoebe tells her friends she's in a polyamorous relationship.
Abby starts to date Nate, a married man with whom she once had an emotional affair; Max and Ford are honored at the Family Equality Gala and given an award by LGBT activist Adele Northrop.
Abby's first night alone without her children takes an unexpected turn sending her and her friends on a wild ride through Hollywood.; Jake wants his first night with the kids at his new place to be perfect.
Abby tries to recover from her public breakdown and save the "Girlfriends' Guide" brand; Abby and Jake attempt to have a civilized divorce for the sake of the kids; Lyla's ex-husband exacts revenge for his DUI.
Abby McCarthy is the best-selling author of self-help books, but she hasn't had the courage to tell anyone she is separated from her husband who has just begun dating again.