Hi there ,
I too had exactly the same thing happen to me;
I'd been married FAITHFULLY for 35yrs, the last few years I ended up in a wheelchair, after countlees operations, He had been cheating for 2 years, so I'm now left on my own.. living in a flat I bought from the money my ex had to pay me..
I have met some LOVELY new friends thru Websites, and found going out for coffee to meet them has been a lifesaver; I actually feel like I'm a feminine woman again..
.. of course you have to be very careful to vet them beforehand, thru the Web Administrators, with their help....
also Church is another nice way to meet people;
Perhaps joining a Womens' Craft group might suit you in the begginning to make new friends , and see where it leads ..
Anything to get you out the House or maybe you could invite them to yours ? ..
I wish you Much Luck in your Effort .. Kind Regards CB..