Our expert says:
Caring for someone through a long illness deeply affects one's life. And one is that it tends to gradually absorb more and more of your time, and then when the illness is over, to leave you with time on your hands and you're somewhat disconnected from previous activities. And as a widow, many previous activities were presumably things you did together, and trying to do things singly also feels odd at first. At two years, one's primary grief work ought to be done, and continuing lack of interest and sadness could be Depression, as well, and deserving treatment in its own right. I'm wondering what your psychiatrist is doing about this dimension of your life, other than simply telling you to go out and about ? Also, why not explore the Anxiety/Depression Support Group ?
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