(Strip Number 4197, Original Publication Date, 7 July 1982)
Panel 1: We find Phil and Connie at a restaurant downtown; as they clink glasses together, she gushes about how she just loves the little place and asks the same of him.
Panel 2: She then tells him that Pete and Ted used to bring her there.
Panel 3: He proves himself to be Elly's brother by not letting the comment go and asking why on Earth did she bring him there.
Panel 4: She smiles an almost desperate smile and tells him that she likes to think of it as their special place.
Summary: A saner man would realize that the woman has abandonment issues and tends to cling to the past like a starving octopus and not resent the imminent flip-flop most of us would see coming; Phil, however, is a Richards. This means that he's genetically programmed to not notice how damaged other people are and whine piteously about how it affects the only person that matters: himself. It's not about Connie being a love-lorn loonie who can't think straight, it's about someone not finding him desirable.