Dating a country boy is such a breath of fresh air compared to trying to keep up with all the yuppies desperate to get ahead. Country boys live the simple life, help you get back to nature, and take the time to appreciate the little things, instead of chasing something that is in all likelihood unattainable. However, when you find yourself in a situation where you need coping strategies and tips on getting over a farmer, things stop being so simple. You may have met on a farmers dating site, through friends or even on Tinder (it’s possible!), had a great few months or years together, and even made plans for the future, and now that all that is gone, facing reality is tough. The hard part is to put every aspect of your relationship, its beginning, climax,and end behind you for good, and we’d like to offer a few tips on how to do just that.
#1: Cut All Ties
If you have any ties to your ex-farmer boyfriend, it would be best to cut them, at least temporarily, until you settle into your new life. If this isn’t possible because you have a child together, your families know each other and are close, or for whatever other reason, there is no need to worry because there are other ways to deal with breakups. However, if you can stop all contact with him, un-follow him on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media, do it because the time your heart takes to heal itself will be much shorter. Don’t see his friends or have lunch with his sister. If you lived together, make sure he comes to get all of his stuff as soon as possible, or if you’re the one moving out, get a couple of your friends to pack your stuff,so you don’t have to go through that agony.
#2: De-Clutter Your Place
De-cluttering after a breakup is one of the crucial steps to completing the ‘out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new’ breakup coping strategy, regardless of whether you lived together or not or if you’re the one who is moving or staying. This goes for your closets, storage space in the kitchen and bathroom, and any other stash around the house full of various items you occasionally (or never) use. You’ll find a bunch of his knick-knacks that he forgot to take, and you should only keep the ones that are important to you. Throw away the rest or mail it to him, and rid your living space of as many things that remind you of him as possible so you can get a fresh start. This goes for all the stuff lying around that you never use that just disrupts the flow of energy at your place or messes with your head. Part with it, and turn a new leaf.
#3: Be Physically Active
Physical activity stimulates the production of happy hormones, making you feel better about your life, even if it’s just for a little while. At the same time, you’ll be doing your body a service by stimulating your metabolism, increasing bone density, and decreasing the risk of cancer and heart disease. It goes without saying that being physically active increases your self-confidence, something all of us need, especially when going through a hard time.