It seems they have never learned (or are too committed to their personal agendas) one of the basic steps to take in any business or profession. When you are trying to accomplish anything and especially something which you are unable to do alone, then instead of fighting for months and accomplishing nothing, think about building bridges.
When people sincerely want to work together to achieve a goal or find a solution they have to connect with others. What are you doing in your life that requires assistance from others? How are you going about asking for and getting the help you need? Are you angry and frustrated because you are getting no cooperation? If so, then take a hard look at yourself and how you are approaching the situation. Believe me, you will get further faster if you