What does he mean?

What does it mean when a guy tells you he likes you but he doesn't want a relationship with anyone? I've known this guy for a year and we've been seeing each other on and off and we've been having sex. He says he likes me he just has things with himself he needs to work on. (i. e. he's too flaky with things, he has family issues, etc). Should I take him at his word or is this just a nice way of telling me he doesn't want to be with me?
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