Edna Wilson's reunion with a high-school flame leads to a whirlwind romance and marriage, then jealousy rips the relationship apart, and it ends in a fierce battle of wills.
Transgender woman Terri Pearson is forced to fight for her life after finding romance with a man who abuses her.
Debra Hudson dedicates herself to helping others, then a volatile relationship causes her own addictions to resurface with a vengeance.
Karen Miller's new romance with a co-worker is fuelled by alcohol and abuse, then she is forced to defend herself against him by plunging a knife into his neck.
Tina Gardner meets Andre who asks her to help him start a new business venture and they take Las Vegas by storm; the pressure leads to accusations of cheating and abuse with Andre on the losing end of a knife.
When Tamara gets pregnant she and Leo are forced to marry, but the strain of raising a family rips them apart; Tamara falls for a childhood friend, Marvin but the romance turns ugly when he starts abusing her and she fights back with a knife.
After two failed relationships, Michelle Covington is swept off her feet by a former high school classmate, but excessive drinking makes him abusive, and a fight between the two ends with a stab wound.
Scarred by childhood traumas, a young woman struggles to rebuild her life and becomes engaged to the man of her dreams; later, their relationship crumbles and ultimately comes to a bloody end.