The novel coronavirus has resulted in self-isolation and physical distancing for millions of people . In this critical commentary, we analyze the effects of these practices on our leisure as two single, professional, childless women who live alone . Women face societal expectations that they will play large roles in caregiving . We argue that in the current pandemic, women who are not responsible for the provision of care may face amplified resentment or belittlement for engaging in regular leisure activities . Further, many people have been limited in interacting with those outside of their household . For those who live alone, this is particularly isolating and has a huge effect on the types of leisure in which they can engage and removes them from their established networks of support and safety . We show that removal from our social and care networks can result in feelings of selfishness, shame, and fear during leisure participation.