Hang in there CurlySuzGuide
My last job search took almost 2 years. I was 39. Incredibly frustrating & confusing & demoralizing. Finally got an offer thanks to a good word from someone 6 degrees separated (we'd never actually met
If you have the time & energy...high profile volunteer work can pay off. You can meet people who are looking to hire, or who know someone or whose kids know someone & so forth.