Liu Yu Ru, daughter of a merchant, has only one hope in life: to find a good husband and marry into a good family so that she could escape from her own family composed of her very sick mother, her cruel stepmother and her neglectful father. Therefore, she trains very hard to become a perfect lady whom anyone would want as a wife and a daughter-in-law.
She thinks she’s finally succeeded when she marries the rich young master Gu Jiu Si. But she realizes that her husband despises her, as he thinks she’s only a gold-digger, and would rather spend his time in brothels than with his wife.
Yu Ru finally understands that she must take her destiny into her own hands and that she cannot rely on others to survive. She learns business with her mother-in-law, eventually earning her place in the family, and even succeeds in taming her husband, becoming able to stand up to him and change him from a drunken playboy into a brave, honest and righteous man.
This is the story of a weak and pitiful lady who grows up to become a strong and smart woman who no longer needs anyone to survive and can stand up for herself, even gaining the love of a husband who despised her and changing him for the best.
~~ Adapted from the web novel "Chang Feng Du" (长风渡) by Mo Shu Bai (墨书白).