for being correct -- because if someone says this, or thinks this . . . for sure, they DON'T DESERVE YOU !!
and YOU don't deserve them; do yourself a favor and look for the exit sign whenver you hear this
it may sting a bit, and I get that you have an investment in the "idea" of who they "are"
but, trust me, a co-dependent nightmare is waiting for you
99 times out of 100, the person is unwilling (or unable) to "raise their game" to "match you"
and the strategy -- if you stay and if they stay
is to bring you down to THEIR LEVEL
so they feel "safe"
but, typically, no amount of confirmation or positive vibrations will work; the inbalance will eventually sink your ship
and rather than be "all wet"
be safe -- and only play with those on your level
a teeter-totter up down and all around kind of vibe may be exciting for a while (and yes, I "get" the make-up sex thang and all its wonders)
but ultimately this relationship (if one develops) tears down the one who DOES feel worthy
because, truth is, if you stay in this scenario
you don't feel worthy