When my husband and I moved to Los Angeles, we immediately got with the program. Everyone was a hyphenate. He became husband-writing partner. Me... wife-writing partner. Everyone wanted to meet us... the new husband-wife team.
No man is an island. Surely you want to be linked up with neighbors in case of emergencies like earthquakes and fires. That way, when the crisis is over, you can return to your hermetic ways in one piece.