She had her reasons
Charity Winnifred Bradford wasn't the type to do anything crazy or impulsive. And if she did want to do something outrageous -- like run off to Tennessee and blow all her money on a horse -- she figured that we her business. It certainly wasn't Adam Stiles's.
She and Adam had grown up together in Millbrook, Vermont. But that didn't give him the right to come running after her and sticking his nose where it didn't belong. Char knew that Adam didn't ever particularly like her. So why was he acting all concerned...as though he were in love!