When someone rejects the help they have initially asked for and go into every excuse of why they can't then that's the time to walk away. They don't truly want to be free and in remaining there you are keeping them stuck too.
Now that our children are grown, I discovered that seeing my husband play with little kids is very attractive! some of his most noticeable games are: tickle machine, "1000 kids can't knock me down", and "breakthrough." Yeah, he gets them really wound up!