If there’s too much resistance, let go.
I realized that even if you wanted to help so much, you can’t push too hard. If a person is ready and willing, persuasion is no longer needed. Everything will just be.
I like the quote that my previous officemate, Tom, texted: “If you’re not sure where you stand in someone’s life, it’s best to leave things behind so that if they drop you off, it will be easier to forget them. Don’t waste time waiting for nothing. When efforts are not recognized, it’s best to just give things up. You’ve done your part. Let them do theirs.”
So, yes. I’ve done my part. It’s time for me to let go. It just hurts too much to get involved and not acquire the trust that you so deserved.