Sad but true. Some people need to really think about how they treat others. Deliberate neglect is one of the worst things that someone can do, and it's certainly one of the worst things that can happen to another human being. It's a wise idea to reach out with any iota of love you can muster, even if it kills you to do so. Being there will always pay off in the end. Do your best to make sure your loved ones are not alone.
Sepulchral: adjective. Of or relating to a tomb or interment: "sepulchral monuments" •gloomy; dismal: "a speech delivered in sepulchral tones" synonyms: gloomy · lugubrious · somber · melancholy · More antonyms: cheerful