You still demanded respect from me | Erica & Liv’s Story
“You really can’t love someone else unless you love yourself.” As Liv’s older sister, Erica played an important role in supporting Liv through challenging times with her mental health; not as Liv’s therapist, doctor or mom, but as her sister and her friend. Erica was able to physically be there for Liv, driving her to the hospital, making her lunch; but it wasn’t easy. Erica had to balance holding Liv accountable while being compassionate, cutting her some slack while still demanding respect. Erica understood that sometimes Liv needed a bit more space, but she also understood that she was a person too and deserved respect.