Tell him his laughing does sound like "Ack, Ack, Ack."
You're assuming she hasn't. Remember his whole "something happened last week" thing that he never actually explained. Could be that. Not terribly likely, I suppose, and his...er..."plan" to get the money is literally the laziest thing he could do, but maybe?If she cared about him at all, she should be threatening to leave if he doesn’t get a job or sell the house. I’ve known people who were so strapped for cash that they lived in an empty apartment with nothing but a space heater and a mattress on the floor.
She obviously tried that. In the age when she was a fresh kitten in his house he backpedaled really hard on some occasions and used phrases he would never use.Kick his ass and set him right.
I'm serious. Never date a girl who is unwilling to say "you are being a stupid fuck and need to stop doing that now". Part of loving someone is calling them out on their shit.
And Phil? Phil's shit is the worst kind of shit.