Laura likes to stay in her own secluded world with her glass figures
You can't escape reality
Amanda doesn't want to accept the reality of her children have their own wants and she tries to force them to do what she wants them to do.
Tom drinks to try to escape reality by drinking.
Laura isolates and secludes herself to escape reality and do not have to think about all the bad that's out there.
Amanda tries to escape the reality of her husband leaving her by trying to keep her mind blocked off and only letting her children in which also is pushing out all of her emotions to them which makes her pushy, gripe a lot, and annoying overall.