Not sure of this is true but it sometimes feel to be. Emotional neglect is a trauma. That explains why being ignored hurts SO much! I vow to make it a goal to NOT ignore other people so that they do not feel this way.
Somedays this seems like the most appropriate prayer to pray. 'God, grant me the serenity to accept the stupid people as they are, the courage to maintain self-control and the wisdom to know that if I act on it, I will end up in jail.