The reason that I mention this is that I think that everyone in the Poirier-Thomas household would have been a damned sight better off had Connie not moved right next door to her enabler Elly. If they'd moved more than a fifteen minute's walk from the Sainted Pattersons, Connie might have had to actually meet people who don't feed into her martyrdom complex and explained what was actually happening to her. Also, Molly wouldn't have had to deal with a stupid cow who won't see that Greg is screening phone calls and getting rid of 'hostile' mail when she poured her heart out or said dullard's dimwit son who peers through windows and tells friends to out themselves when it can backfire on them at the worst possible time and damn the consequences because it's unfair to make him clean up messes he makes. If only the perfect house for them were far enough away that Elly's hatred of having to go to people would make coffee with Connie prohibitive; that way, Connie might actually have had a shot of being thought of as a mother instead of their dad's wife.
Of course, you can't tell Connie that either because she never realized that the worst thing to ever happen to her is not Lawrence outing himself or her marriage to Pete or her messed-up thing with Da Silva. She can never see that meeting Elly is the worst thing to have happened to her because the woman looks so harmless despite how much it costs to be friends with Patterswine.