It typically requires a good half-hour once the oil is at full operating temperature to drive out any accumulated fuel and/or moisture, and the OIL reaches full operating temperature quite a bit later then the coolant does. In cold weather it takes even longer, obviously.
Your drive cycle is not quite the worst-possible (that would be the same 10 minutes or less at city speeds!) but it's pretty bad.... I'd certainly consider it "severe service." You can mitigate that to a material degree by putting a solid hour's drive on the car on the weekends, but if not, I'd run the shorter change intervals.
Unlikely that something would happen to the engine, if you are that worried, then do the change every 4 months.
I could drive to the beach, which is like 45 minute drive on the weekends, but that is money I'd be wasting and miles I'd be putting on the car, but as long as it keeps the car in better condition
There is nothing you can do unless you want to quit your job and find another 1 hour away? Who would do that. My job is like 5 miles from home, after I get home, I may go to Walmart to buy stuff, but that's it, why should I drive more without any purpose? Makes no sense. Not to mention, what a pain in the ass having to do that everyday, driving nonsensically every day just for maintenance purposes?
Yeah, let me just drive one hour so I can go see Mandingo who is selling some jamaican food and a meaty appendage to go along with it
I'd stick to going to beach on weekends or whatever