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a problem shared is a problem halved

Talking about a problem with someone else usually makes it seem less daunting or troubling. Just tell me what's bothering you, honey. You know what they say—a problem shared is a problem halved.
See also: halve, problem, share

a trouble shared is a trouble halved

By discussing one's problem, or seeking someone's help with that problem, the situation will not be as difficult, distressing, or daunting. A: "I've just had a lot on my plate recently, but I don't want to be a downer." B: "Hey, a trouble shared is a trouble halved. Tell me what's up, and maybe I'll be able to help."
See also: halve, share, trouble

trouble shared is a trouble halved

Prov. If you tell someone about a problem you are having, or request someone's help with a problem, the problem will not seem so daunting. (Can be used to encourage someone to confide in you or ask for your help.) Jill: Is something wrong? You've seemed so depressed lately. Jane: Oh, I wouldn'twant to bother you with it. Jill: Don't be silly. A trouble shared is a trouble halved, remember.
See also: halve, share, trouble

a trouble ˌshared is a trouble ˈhalved

(saying) if you talk to somebody about your problems and worries, instead of keeping them to yourself, they seem less serious: You really should tell someone how you feel. After all, a trouble shared is a trouble halved.
See also: halve, share, trouble
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At Euro 2016 referees added an average of one minute to first halves and four minutes to second halves.
When trying to bump the two halves apart, the hammer must be at the full cock position in order to prevent it from pulling the breech bolt out to the right as the two rifle halves come apart.
Carefully place the hamburgers onto the bottom halves of the buns and bring the two halves together.
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When liquid is flowing, halves cannot be uncoupled without turning handles to the closed position.
Europe managed just two halves in the morning foursomes, falling behind 3-1 at lunch, and needed Poulter and Rose to come to their rescue in the afternoon fourballs with their only full point.
For stuffed pepper, place pepper halves onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
The drive is composed of two identical halves that connect any two computers you choose, no matter the location.
While sauce is cooking, brush the pepper and aubergine halves with the remaining oil and fry on a non-stick griddle or in a frying pan for 10 minutes, turning once, until charred and cooked through.
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The mold halves were sprayed at temperatures of about 300F (150C), 390F (200C), 480F (250C) and 570F (300C).
Offers standard off-the-shelf manifolds as well as fully customized manifolds and complete hot halves tailored to customer applications.