The movie Terms of Endearment follows Aurora and her daughter Emma as they both search for their true loves. Aurora's husband died when Emma was still a baby. Since that time mother and daughter had a difficult relationship. Emma ends up getting married right after high school but her mother refuses to go to the wedding. Emma has two children and they end up moving far away from Aurora. Her marriage loses its spark and she has an affair with a man named Sam. Aurora begins to date her long time neighbor.
Emma finds out her husband is having an affair and moves in with her mother. She ends up going back home and starting a relationship with Sam.