USS Groans wrote:
No, Dukat cracked when Ziyal was killed because she was his daughter and he loved her.
Good grief, sometimes it really is that simple.
Well yes, but Nerys might be referring to the fact that parents who lose a child they love don't necessarily lose their mind.
My mother lost my brother when he was 7 - 3 years before I was born. At the time she was divorced and he was her only child. She loved him a lot and always talked a lot about him, a and she believed that a child was by far the most important thing for a parent, and horrible it is for a parent to lose a child. So I'm pretty sure that it was a horrible blow for her and that she suffered a lot. But she did not go insane when he died.