Thank you, my experience is very similar, all my church groups closed and on line tricky as some members too elderly or do not have computers. Possibilities of new directions closed. Yes, I do so agree with you. Grief under these circumstances is magnified.I think there’s a kind of long dementia carer effect (Quote from Kindred's post)
I also feel that this is a possible explanation Kindred. I sat at hubby's bedside every day for weeks and he died a year ago. Almost right away everything closed down due to Covid so there was nowhere I could go to meet other people and no family here.
This should be a time when I could tidy up, get rid of accumulated junk, do jobs that need to be done around the house and get tradesmen in to see to necessary house repairs/maintenance - so much has been postponed as hubby's needs were priority. Yet there is no motivation even to return to the hobbies I regretfully gave up when hubby's needs escalated. I wish I could regain a wee bit of confidence which is sadly lacking at the moment.
Thank you Pusskins and all who have replied to this thread - it helps to hear everyone's experience.
Thank you. With love, kindred