I am a 69 year old widow with no children. I live in a small town where two brothers and their wives live. They all ignore me as if I am not even here. I only moved here two years ago, but lived in close proximity previously. This has been going on for the past 15 years since my husband passed away. There were no problems while he was alive. I had four surgeries and no one offered to help me other than take me to the hospital and bring me home, other than one time, one brother took me home to his house overnight. I suffered greatly thru those surgeries in trying to take care of myself alone. This last surgery, I did have a friend that stayed with me for five days. That was a help. No one out of the family even bothered to come see me. There were phone calls and excuses as to why they could not come, but that was all. I have gone on and not said anything to any of them, but this is tearing me apart. I am so angry inside. I am a Christian woman. Didn't God give us siblings to help us when we are down? To give us support in times like surgery, etc. I would have never dreamed that my family would have done me this way. It has hurt me very badly. My question is this: Do I confront them? OR do I just look for my support elsewhere? I am an active member of a large church and can find support and do have support there, however it hurts me that my family treats me the way they do. I find that I can hardly be around them. Of course that is only when I make the effort to see them. They rarely make any effort to see me. I have no other family member that I am close to that I can find support from. Please write and elaborate on God's ideal for families, how they should show their support of a widow in the family, and just what your recommendation would be on how to handle this. I have gone thru many depressions and am trying to keep from getting into one now.