Neglect can mean many things. Neglect can simply be inaction on ones part, or it can be a malicious attack in a silent and underhanded way.
All I know, is that I have seen all of the neglect over my years. I've seen the actual abuse, physical and emotional. I've seen the silent abuse. I've seen the abuse where someone tries to misinterpret what I say, and consider my to be the bad guy in the situation.
The worst type is the silence that goes along with someone silently fuming over the fact that they are wrong, and they can't get you because they don't have the capacity, being that they haven't ever been in your situation or walked a mile in your shoes. Those people would throw an ultimate shit fit if you were to do the same thing to them, but they expect you to take their bullshit because you "deserve" it, in their eyes.
Their illusions of always being right, and thinking that they are always the victim is what clouds their weak minds, not allowing them to