Are you opposed to a break now and then?
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
Is it all right if I call Lisa now and then to see how she's doing?
He listened attentively, asking questions now and then to clarify.
I can understand you not wanting to invest the money for a car, but what's wrong with accepting a ride now and then?