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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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'We will halve the maximum again and we will halve the average again.
Flip chicken, peach halves, and jalapeno to coat with preserves, then transfer to grill grate (skin side down for chicken).
New Delhi [India] Oct 8 ( ANI ): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan is ringing in her 48th birthday with the 'half of her better halves' - hubby King Khan and son AbRam.
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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.
Spread the Byron Sauce evenly over the top halves of the buns.
City of Halves is a world on the brink of disaster.
It was a match of two halves as the two side's handicap players couldn't be separated finishing with three wins apiece, but Wynyard's scratch players won all six of their games to finish two points ahead of Bishop Auckland in the final league standings.
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They also feature a filled valve for no product residue and 20-degree rotation in either direction to ease coupling male and female halves. When liquid is flowing, halves cannot be uncoupled without turning handles to the closed position.
A Q-switched, picosecond, and frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser was used to cut the cells into halves (Lumera SUPER RAPID, Lumera Laser, Germany).
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.