I think it's interesting to look at each dramatica story point as having two sides of the same coin.
Encoding the problem of test as an inequity
Test as a positive thing.
Matthew wants to test and see if there's reciprocity in his relationship with Cindy so these days when he tries to call her and she doesn't receive his call, he waits for her to call back until it's something urgent. He's realized that if he's to build a strong, intimate and enjoyable relationship with her, they will both have to strike a balance for each other.
And this is a good thing because Cindy's workmate with whom she shares an office is envious of her relationship with Matthew.
"I admire the fact that you can call on Matthew to actually help you out with your paperwork and he actually shows up when he comes over. My husband does nothing at home. He doesn't even help me when I ask him to help me comfort my one year old baby when he cries your a lucky lady."
Test as a negative thing
Their relationship gets tested and Cindy does take the test well.
Matthew is from a wealthy background while Cindy is from a poor family. One day, Matt invites Cindy for a party. She feels out of place but Matthew makes her feel at home. A girl at the party who also likes Matt calls Matt's mother and says negative things about Cindy.
Matt's mother has a talk with him the next day and tells him that someone told her that he's dating a social climber and that he should be very careful around her.
Matt gives Cindy a call and tells her about what her mother said.
Cindy breaks down and begins sobbing.
Solution of trust as an inequity
Trust as a positive thing - trusting someone more and more
Matt's mother keeps on putting pressure on him to break up with Cindy because she's not from their social class. Faith, the other girl from the party keeps on doing research on Cindy.
She finds out that Cindy is a teacher and she reports that information to Matt's mother.
Matthews relationship with Cindy grows stronger and he trusts her so he eventually asks her to marry him. He tells his parents. He's dad is okay with it. His mother is not okay with it.
Trust as a negative thing
His mother doesn't trust the fact that someone outside their social standing can be trusted. This leads her to refusing to attend the wedding of her eldest son. And this is a problem because Matt has always loved his mother very much. He's sad that she's not able to attend Matt's wedding.
Cindy comforts him and she says, I trust that she'll come around one day.
Let's focus on building our life together she says.
@mlucas I wouldn't have arrived at the encoding above if all I'd asked myself was and this is a problem because