Everyone always focuses on the negatives of divorce. In some ways, this is to be expected: divorce is the symbol of a broken relationship. You may have heard horror stories from others who've gone through the process, and may be tempted to try to settle your differences quickly so you can just move on.
Some time ago, you exchanged vows with your partner and declared your intention to remain bound in matrimony for life. As time has passed, however, the strength of that marriage bond may have lessened due to stresses brought on by life circumstances. While a divorce from a partner may lead to new opportunities as a single woman, it's possible that your new status may not result in a blank slate.