Helen panics at the idea that she's in turn falling for a married man, and upon suggestion from her mother, she meets Sylvia and tells her to go back to work at Frank's office, where the two of them first met and could stand together against Frank's business rivals.
Sylvia had initially rejected that suggestion coming from Frank (who had heard it from Bob), but she ultimately decides to follow the advice, thus reconciling with her husband.
In trying to convince Sylvia to pardon Frank, she finally finds out the man who's been coming to her studio was not Frank Broderick at all, but rather STOP Magazine's managing editor Bob Weston. In the meantime, Bob refuses to let the magazine publish anything about Helen, and is consequently fired.
A terminally lovestruck Bob forces another meeting with Helen and tries to convince her his marriage isn't legal, but Helen insists on hearing it from his wife and secretly asks her to come to her office.
In the meantime, Bob asks his girlfriend, night club singer Gretchen (Fran Jeffries), to pose as his wife (or better, Frank Broderick's wife), and when she cancels at the last minute because of an audition, he asks his secretary Susan (Leslie Parrish) to go instead.
She seems to respond to Bob's courteous advances, all while insisting it's a transfer and that she'll play the role of Sylvia to the benefit of his therapy.
After he fakes a suicide attempt, the two of them end up making out in her apartment, with Bob realizing he's actually falling for Helen, which is the reason he still has not written anything about her, prompting an ultimatum from his boss.
Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood), a young psychologist and author of the best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl, a self-help guide with advices to single women on how to deal with men.
The article raises doubts on her experience with sex and relationships.After some time, she began visiting her sons at her ex-husband's home.This lasted for several years until her husband began to suspect she was drinking, and reduced the contact.The court heard that the woman told a worker at an alcohol detoxification centre what she'd done after going there to deal with her alcoholism. Poland said after the woman split up with her husband, the boys lived with her.A few months later, she left them at her husband's doorstep with a note saying she couldn't take care of them.From 2001 to 2003, there was almost no contact with the boys, court heard.