The first person I met that helped me put words to this feeling and validate my position ended up being a coworker, and eventually, my closest Houston friend. She dubbed herself as part of the Significant Other’s Club too. I learned later she advocated to hire me, despite my experience being in a completely different field. Enter my first piece of advice:
1. Be honest. I had innumerable interviews where I shrouded the reason for moving to Houston. I wanted to hold onto some weird sense of my perceived autonomy-- strike an immediate chord as the person I view myself to be: independent, strong, valuable.