Life gets better when you turn to making it better with attitude and perseverance...
You can try and help someone do something to better their life, but you can't make them do it. The choice has to be theirs.
Maybe they have even made the choice to do something, but later decided to change their mind. You may have even invested a lot of yourself and even invested some cash to help them make a change. Went out of your way to try and help them. But once again if they have changed their mind all you can do is walk away and let them live with their decision. Even if it hurts.
Should they change their mind again and decide they want your help once more, the decision will be up to you to help them or not.
Depending on the situation that could be a hard choice for you.