Exhausted by Bob's high-maintenance conditions and invasions of personal boundaries, his therapist refers him to the egotistical Dr. Leo Marvin, who believes his new book Baby Steps will make him a household name. Bob feels good about their initial session, but Dr. Marvin dismisses Bob in a rush to his long-standing, month-long family vacation. Unable to cope, Bob follows Leo to Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Leo is annoyed, but sees Bob’s desperation and tells him to "take a vacation" from his problems. Bob seems to have made a breakthrough, but the next morning tells Leo that he will also be vacationing at Lake Winnipesaukee as a guest of the Guttmans, who hold a grudge against Leo for purchasing the lakeside home they had been saving for years to buy.