Ever had married because the woman was a Canadian and he went to Canada and stayed until he had citizenship and connections.
He and his wife divorced. He came home for a visit, then as soon as his mother made a demand, caught the next plane.
When Ever came ‘home’ he didn’t stay at the house where his mother and Debbie lived. He made sure he was always miles away with a woman or a friend, anything to prevent his mother able to demand from him.
Most of his money was in a bank in Canada. If Debbie asked for help, he would say “I’ll see what I can do…” and get to the airport.