Ernest and Christy admit that their house is a mess. There are dirty dishes throughout the kitchen, moldy food left out, piles of laundry in multiple rooms and clutter everywhere. In their daughter’s room, there is so much stuff that it's not possible to get to the bathroom door.

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Ernest claims Christy is a hoarder who doesn’t cook or clean and has allowed their daughters to do the same. Christy, however, says there are reasons she can’t keep the house tidy.

In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil reviews some of the excuses Christy has given for not cleaning.

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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, which is on the verge of going into foreclosure? Check here to see where you can watch.