- Peggy Drexler: Loved ones of those aboard EgyptAir 804 face a punishing grief
- Those grieving in an age of risk must accept - not seek to avoid - fear, she says
Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)As the world waits to learn more about the cause of the crash and disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804, the friends and families of the passengers on board are facing punishing anguish. EgyptAir Vice Chairman Ahmed Adel told CNN in an exclusive interview with Christiane Amanpour: "Our main concern right now is taking care of the family and friends of those who perished." And for good reason: It is growing more and more certain that they have all suffered a terrible loss.