You are about to deal with a difficult person - again. You feel exhausted and wish this situation would go away. The investment you have made of time and energy has brought no visible return of their love and respect. This has brought you to the brink of your emotional endurance. Be careful. This is a turning point, not for them, but for you.
You have limited yourself to only a few options. You could strike out, but the greatest wound would not take place in this difficult person – it would take place in your own soul. You can try to manipulate them by holding on to them and demanding they make the right decision. This will not work either because holding on to them will only create a relationship where you and this person would share a common set of shackles.
God has another plan that is not yet visible. Wait and let the hands of God reach into your hands like hands slipping into a pair of gloves. Let His presence upon you make the first contact with this person. If you allow His compassion to fill your hands they will become gloves of mercy. This is where the miracle you desire will be made possible.