She felt like she had to take the job, and moved in May of last year.
Since then, she and Smith have been dating long distance.
It's a trend that’s has spawned the term “commuter marriages” in recent headlines reflecting the new realities of tough economic times -- you've got to go where the job is, after all.
And many college students, not surprisingly, live apart from their partners – up to 50 percent are in a long-distance relationship, according to one estimate in a 2005 report.
Long-distance couples also reported sharing more with their partners, and feeling like their partners were really listening.