I remember watching this movie over and over again, when it was on tv. It's a complexed movie. There's an abusive husband, there's children involved, there's a cheating 2nd. husband. The 2nd. husband dies in a car accident with his girlfriend, then the 1st. husband ( the abusive one ) is dying of cancer and is bed ridden. Kyra comes back home with the daughter she had with husband number 2, and also wants to reconcile with the 2 daughters she left behind. The movie goes back and forth so you understand more of why she just left the way she did !! Kyra's real life husband, Kevin Bacon, has a small part at the beginning of the movie. He plays her 2nd. husband.