It was a young family's dream home, complete with an in-ground pool, a guest cottage, cherry trees and blueberry bushes. But Teresa Difalco had reservations about moving into the house in McMinnville, Ore., because it was 35 miles from where her husband, Anthony Difalco, worked in Beaverton. She thought the 2½ hour roundtrip commute would wear on him. But he was a New Yorker used to the commuter life, and insisted the drive was no big deal.
They bought the house, and the distance between them grew.