A really good way to destroy a relationship is to become cold and distant.
Many times you can claim you are being ‘independent’ and that you ‘don’t need anyone’ and have to ‘make your own decisions.’ The other person, the one who is trying to help is ‘frozen’ out.
Oh, they may try two even three times to help, then take the ‘ice’ as a ‘Go Away’ and leave.
After the situation is over, and you’ve ‘done it on your own’ you will be on your own. For that other person is gone.