Ernest claims his house is a mess because his wife, Christy, is a hoarder who doesn’t cook or clean and has let the house fall apart.
“For more than 10 years, this place has just been horrific,” Ernest says, as he gives a Dr. Phil producer a tour. 

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Ernest points out a Christmas tree that he says has been up for four or five years, furniture ruined by cat scratches, piles of laundry in multiple rooms, months of dirty dishes covering the countertops, mold, mildew, and an ant problem in the kitchen.

“It’s really depressing to see all this in such a beautiful home,” Ernest says. “I would have to say it’s just a mess.”
Christy, however, says her husband has no right to criticize her. She claims he’s landed them in financial ruin and their house has gone into foreclosure more than once.

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“My husband, Ernie, has been emotionally, verbally and financially abusive for years,” Christy claims.
Hear more of their story in the video above.
On Thursday, hear what Ernest and Christy’s daughters say about their parents’ relationship – and their parenting. Can Dr. Phil save this marriage in time for them to save their home? Check here to see where you can watch.