Spring is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. That's usually a good thing, right? But sometimes new beginnings can be uncomfortable, scary or downright lonely. Single-parents, empty-nesters and women who take care of their elderly parents know firsthand how isolating life transitions can be. If you have just moved to a new town, have children going off to college, are going through a separation or divorce or just feel that you no longer share common interests with the friends you currently have, read on.