You have a genealogical problem. It does not really matter what it is. Have you interacted with another human being on that problem? Either asked a relative if they knew something; asked a question about the problem on a message board, mailing list etc. Have you discussed your problem with someone who knows something about the area and time period in which you are researching?
If the only person you've interacted with is the "person" inside your head---discuss the problem with someone else. You may be surprised at the result.