“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?”
It’s hard to work with another person who doesn’t want to work with you. Some people ignore this and try to make a troubled relationship work anyway. And often the toil is in vain.
Does that mean you give up? Not necessarily.
There is one Mind expressed by all of God’s children. Every person has the capacity to be cooperative, understanding and open minded to ideas that unite. But to get to the point of mutual understanding, any underlying stubbornness and lack of desire to cooperate needs to be removed. This stubbornness is like a temporary barricade placed across a highway preventing traffic from flowing forward. Once the barricade is eliminated, the traffic flows again.
In relationships, once two people agree to find a mutual meeting place, thought can move beyond the sticking points. Compromises may be necessary on both sides, but it’s usually better than accomplishing nothing progressive at all.
Unselfed love finds a way.