I would need more specifics re the situation, tho in general, it sounds like an attempt at some kind of manipulation.
"That's nice to hear. Thank you."
"...what happened to the car, dear...?"
That is along the lines I was thinking of. I'd assume he quit his job or did something illegal!
I love you very much, honey....
Who is this?
A smiley face
What did i do now?
A restraining order.