As a result of her reaction to a visit by Suko's son, her boyfriend leaves her. She attempts to get in touch with him and ask him to return, but he will nether see her nor talk with her over the phone.
She visits her son, determined to move forward, and explains the truth about her relationship. After the visit she is distressed and makes the decision to stay away from home for a while.
Upon her return, she is shocked and surprised to find her boyfriend at home. He has been anxious about her disappearance. He proposes marriage, but she rejects him, concerned that he is proposing out of jealousy, not out of love.
"I hate you," he said feelingly.
"And I love you. I always have, and I always will," said Suko.
"You don't know what love is," he sneered.