Stress Ahead

As you all probably know, I am applying to medical schools. That is stressful by itself. However my longtime girlfriend (we will call her E) is also applying to dental schools at the same time. We have different state residencies, and although we are both competitive at a lot of schools, tuition prices have to be considered. It may come down to, how much money is living in the same city worth? How much or little debt is worth 4 years together or apart? Also what if E loves a school and I don't, or vice-versa? I love her, so obviously the thought of 4 years long distance absolutely sucks. I am sure others have been in this position, and if you read the blog, I would love some comments or suggestions.