If that weren't bad enough, guess who was always there to feed into Liz's jealousy, hatred and refusal to empathize with Thérèse? Gordon and friggin'Tracey, that's who!! Instead of being actual friends and actually telling Liz to grow up, move on with her life and admit that no, she doesn't have the right to intrude on another woman's life merely because she feels loooooonely and is supposed to do what she wants anyway because SHE LITTLE!!!!, they told her the same damned thing Elly told Mike about Lawrence: "Wait long enough and try hard enough and you can get what YOU want instead of what's right."
Why this need to feed into the Patterson children's ugly habit of cursing people who get in their way of steamrolling over others like the horrible brats they are? It ain't just because they're beholden to John and Elly and parroting the party line like good socialists. It's envy of and hatred for people who want more out of life than they have. Gordon and Tracey married too early and don't have the courage to explore the scary, scary outside world and hate people who have a plan to go somewhere with their lives. They like people who simply drift through existence waiting for the miracle that happens to people who trust in fate, faith and the endless hungers and lusts of John and Elly Patterson.