How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two-point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg and Em have been married for 14 years, but their relationship is lacking spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant.The series is a spin-off of an episode of the 2013 anthology comedy series It's a Date on the ABC.
It's date night for Greg and Em. Despite the best romantic efforts on both sides (including a trip to the beautician and personalised T-shirts), expectations are not quite met, and friction arises.
Terry recommends that Greg have a vasectomy to simplify the contraception, and Marlo recommends that Em do something dangerous, like skydiving, to kick-start her libido.
Em regrets that she hasn't been around enough since going back to work so makes plans to go to Sophie's basketball game, but gets trapped in a well-known author's impromptu adult fiction reading.
Who doesn't love a hard rubbish collection? The Butler family is seriously low on personal space, and need to throw out their old things so uncle Brad can move into the cubby house.
It's Em's 25-year high school reunion, and she's looking forward to flaunting her new job. Meanwhile, Greg tries to 'be cool' about meeting Em's significant high school ex.
Greg and Em implement a screen ban to give the family a break from technology. It turns out to be a great idea, in theory.