Anjou also finds comfort in crunching numbers. Accounting for all her gains and losses, she notes that her father's phone will ring as few as seven but as many as 30 times before he picks up, that it is 17 years since they have spoken to each other, that it is eight years since her sister has moved away with her husband, that she has loved two men wholeheartedly and desperately, and that she has had three close friends, including her dog. She stops counting for only one person, her married lover, saying, "In the three-dimensional presence of Quinn's spiraling and buzzing mind, I didn't need numbers." But her psychiatrist isn't impressed, saying, "What do you want, Anjou?" Anjou admits that she isn't getting what she wanted, but "love is devastating by nature." In the end, Anjou finds her own peace with the help of friends and family as well as the courage to confront the sources of her conflicts.