Most Helpful Guy
The short answer - no. You cannot make someone "like" you or want to be/stay with you.
Learned that very strongly when my ex decided she didn't want to stay married to me after 14+ years. I very quickly realized I can't make someone stay married. So if she wanted to leave, there was nothing I could do.
At this point the only thing you can do is try to understand their reason (s) for leaving and do your best to get through the heartache they leave behind. I wish you the best. I'm so sorry this happened to you.1
Most Helpful Girl
Nope. You need both people to be willing and consistent in making the effort, otherwise it's just one person trying to force the other. Why stay with someone who doesn't give a damn?1