The funny thing is, that was never really what Cole's background. He, like Chelsea, has a white collar professional father (Cole's dad is an engineer and a professor) and Cole has gone to college and probably graduated. He was never a humble "country boy", but a basic upper middle class kid like Chelsea.
Really, Chelsea is starting to act a little like Leah, she needs to have constant help and attention to get through the day. I, for the life of me, don't understand why Chelsea agreed to move further from town. She is a social, needy, anxious person.