No longer together
Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.
Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.
What kinds of jobs are you applying for? The credit check will be more of an issue with jobs that have you handling money.
I probably sound naive and venty but I just feel people get into bad spots not always through fault of their own and a person should be judged on past job performances not on how much money they owe MasterCard or if their house went into foreclosure because they could no longer make their mortgage payments.
To even be considered we had to clean up our credit - and DH still didn't get the job - whatev.