Our countries are different.....we pay each other back My gut says this bloke lost his big fish, his main source of income, so he is now working on grooming his smaller fishes, plus trying to hook new ones. He IS a rat....and it IS about money. Definitely. I have sons.....so I can see this is not a maternal thing. Yes, he is. He had another victim providing the money. She must have seen the light. Yes, he knows, she told him ......and he is now manipulating her by blocking her, after she refused to send him money. Rat I do. I can see it in every word Galetta has written on various threads. Give it time.....he is testing how hooked she is first. Those words will come Come on, GFTL.....we both know how it works in Tunisia....he would never be left without....his family will help him. Mine still got money handed to him by mummy, even though I was there. She never did it obviously in front of me, tried to be discreet, but I saw it loads of times, plus he openly admitted mummy gave him money......and my rat did not pretend his family were well off, yet she still did it. The families help each other, as do the friends. I'm still waiting for my rat to ask me for money.....he never did. They have exchanged photos. I seem to recall Galetta is about twenty years his senior....she has started a few new threads, each one exposing more detail.