Paths are solitary adventures.
Yes, you can walk a portion of the road with another, but at some point a bend will arrive and you will have to take it. Do not be surprised when your path-partner does not follow. He was never meant to in the first place, for the road was never his, but yours. He simply possessed a path that intersected with yours for a short period of time.
So now release him to his journey and be about the business of your own.
Do not go chasing people down foreign paths meant for them; do not grab people by collars and hoist them back to you. They will only leave again, and worse yet, they will not understand your footfalls. They will be disoriented and they will grow to antagonize you.
You cannot force a partner to keep time with you. You cannot make them love you or see you for who and what you are. You cannot make anyone claim your path as their own, because it never was nor could it ever be. To do so is to impose your will upon another person, in a land where freewill is the law.
Paths are solitary. Friends and lovers will come and go, yet your road persists, your lamp the only that lights it.
And so walk.
It’s what you are here to do.