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Quotes by Christopher and Dana Reeve

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Dana, about her relationship with Christopher: "We have always loved to have conversations and we still do - sometimes lengthy, esoteric, and deep; sometimes nostalgic, sometimes just stupid or gossipy. We also love to go to the theatre, movies, concerts, hockey games, baseball games, and anything that involves our kids... I can't really speak for Chris, but I know what I would want to hear: "I still you love you; I will continue to love you. We will get through this together, and I promise to keep you challenged and not to pity you.... It is so important as a caregiver not to become so enmeshed in the role that you lose yourself. It's neither good for you nor your loved one. I make sure I pursue my own interests and career, and Chris encourages me to do so."
Source: Chris Reeve Homepage

Dana, about Christopher: "I took care of him in many ways, but he took care of me in so many ways. I demanded almost as much of our relationship after his disability as before-basically telling him: 'You need to be my husband. I am there to support you; you need to support me.' I think it kept our relationship alive. Because if I had given up and said, 'Oh, you're sick. I'm not going to ever ask anything of you,' it would've belittled him. He was a willing and loving participant in our relationship, and he was an incredible husband because of that."
Source: Parade Magazine. 2005.

Christopher, about Gae: "There was never an incident, never an act of cruelty or a betrayal between Gae and me. It was just a growing awareness that we were the wrong people for each other."
Source: "Superhero: A Biography of Christopher Reeve" by Chris Nickson, page 138.

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