Many guitarists give up the guitar due to the difficulty of the barré chord… that’s a shame, if a few simple guidelines are followed, they needn’t be that demanding.
This video is included in this series of guitar ‘basics' even though a barré chord is not viewed as basic by most people; I remember as a beginner struggling with them, just to realise later that it was the action of my guitar making them impossible to play easily. I’m sure this is the case for most players finding difficulty. A simple set-up would hugely improve the playability and enjoyment of the guitar for lots of beginners, a simple saddle height adjustment could mean they continue to play and enjoy playing.
Playing a barré chord with a relaxed as possible hand is discussed in the video; here are a few little tricks we can employ to make them easy.