Relationships work when you accept a person exactly as they are. Problems are created when your intentions are to change someone when they are okay where they are.
If they are asking for help and direction, that is different than you telling them which way to go.
The different paths are easily described by colors. A person is on the red road, the blue road, the yellow road, etc.
The key to relationships is to find someone that is walking the same color road (path) that you are on.
Do not take a person from the red road and bring them over to the yellow road (unless they have made the decision on their own). They will always be looking back at the red road and wondering or believing they are missing out on something.
They will eventually resent you for it, even though they had a choice.