An older woman meets a younger man.
They start dating.
He has not so great credit so he doesn't have a car but lives in a city where that isn't a problem.
She decides he should have a car and buys one IN HER NAME and gives him the keys.
It's a modest car. Nothing fancy...but it's nice.
The guy moves out of his crappy apartment in the city and into a really nice apartment away from public transportation.
He gets a MUCH better job since he can drive to work now.
They are still dating.
After driving the car for 8 months, he finds out that she wasn't all that honest regarding her financial situation and that she was struggling to pay for his car.
He is shocked because she'd been flexing big time. He tells her he can pay the note on the car (he was already paying the insurance and maintenance) and he does.
He also starts giving her about $200 a month to cover the money she'd put out in the first 6 months (it was 2 months behind payment when he found out about it).
Before long...they are washed financially.
She's recouped all of her money.
He's paying the car payments.
As these things go, he'd started feeling some kinda way to find that she'd misrepresented herself.
They continued dating but he's not all that into her anymore.
Yall know what's coming right?
He meets someone else and decides he wants to pursue it.
He goes to old girl and tells her that she knows things aren't going well and that they need to take a break.
She asks if the break includes seeing other people.
He says that if they aren't dating each other why shouldn't they date other people.
She agrees but is heartbroken.
He asks if they can figure out how to transfer the car over into his name so that if something happened, she wouldn't have any liability.
He's trying to do the right thing.
She agrees and says she'll ask her girlfriend, who is an attorney, to help her figure out how to do it.
They part on good, albeit, tear-induced terms.
A couple of months later, she still hasn't given him any options regarding the car.
He calls and calls and calls to no avail.
She doesn't answer.
He's at an outdoor concert on a date and sees her best friend.
The best friend is tight lipped.
She calls him the next day and tells him that she's thought about it and has decided she wants to keep the car even though she has a much nicer car and, it's obvious, it will be a struggle for her to pay for it.
He brings that up and she tells him she's just decided to sell it and make it a clean break for both of them.
Do you think she'd let him keep it if he told her they could get back together?