I've posted a new chapter 2 for The Demons Within, which provides new background info. which helps explain WHY Phil gets so crazy, hides everything from his family, and doesn't get along with his wife.
I recommend you go back and reread the chapter, as I think it adds a lot to the story. It was only because a ready commented no Phil 'not making sense' that I went back and reexamined the subject.
In case you're curious, the new section in at the end of the first section, so you won't have to read far to find it. You'll notice is as soon as you run across it, as it's entirely new (a new (undeveloped) story thread).