Whether he agrees or not, I think my H is in a life slump. Of course COVID doesn't help. But really he was sort of there prior to COVID. Meaning that he just doesn't have much stimulation in his life - and I think it's starting to show in his attitude and well, this sounds kind of awful but everything he has to talk about is the past - and nothing current! (except COVID and politics - shoot me now!!!)
He has been retired for 3.5 years. He does do an ebay business which he really lets consume nearly ALL his time besides watching tv - there is a lot of that too.
I have always encouraged him to add a little something to his daily life - something old (he used to golf) or something new. I know I can't make him be interested in something...but I can't help but think he would feel satisfaction from branching out a bit.
He has a few "friends" - which mostly = guys he used to work with. And they only really talk on the phone and rehash their past work life, COVID, politics. Even my kids have noticed that his life is so narrow. He would be a great volunteer for something! He is smart!
So, that's a long story to ask - what are your husband's hobbies? Or if you're a guy, what do you do on the side - outside of work, home maintenance tasks (we have LOTS of those too but he doesn't want to do them) or family obligations??
Maybe I can spark an interest if I have some things to throw into a conversation.