It is, without a doubt, a great good news factor – a rarity – to know that the thirty-three miners trapped for sixty-nine days in the Chilean mine, with the assistance of modern technology and an international effort, have all been brought up to the surface alive!
As well as wives, extended families and children waiting at the pit head for the miners to return from their accidental murky imprisonment, there were also mistresses waiting there. In some cases, the wives did not know of their existence, or the additional children, till they appeared at Camp Hope. It seems they stayed at the camp just like all the other family members who had a close interest in the thirty-three miners stuck underground.
This revelation could explain why there were some wives who were interviewed, who appeared to be less emotional than others. One wife commented that she hoped the experience would make her husband less arrogant.
Once the initial practical and medical matters are complete, once there is some recovery from the variety of emotional swings and the trauma of the event, when the euphoria has mellowed, there will, in addition, be a wide range of family issues to be resolved, more in some cases than others.