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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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The table above presents a concise structure of the key teaching objectives, associated learning outcomes that need to be observed in students' performance, and the nature of the developmental growth in students' understanding of a half and halving. Two important comments need to be made.
Thirteen-year-old Darren Owen, a regular in the Henllys scratch team despite playing off eight handicap, won the division order of merit with 13 points, on the way winning six and halving one of his eight games.
With Boote and Melding winning and Jackson and Lewis halving they trailed 3.5-1.5 at lunch, but only Lewis and Mottram won in the singles, with halves for Roberts and Galliford as they went down 10.5-4.5.
In the six morning greensomes Arthur Jones and Terry Adamson were the only winners with David Hart and John Lewis and Kevin Bostock and David Reidford halving their games.
Wrexham's Steve Merrill had brought the scores level when he beat Karl Lurz and there were other Denbighshire wins for Clays' Andy Evans, Alyn Torrance from Plassey and Andy Bostock from Wrexham, with another Wrexham player Kevin Matthias halving his game with Pennant Park's J P Snead.
St Deiniol's Paul Roberts and Adam Williams from Henllys were the winners in the afternoon with Conwy's Lee Jones and Alex Bradbrook from Mold halving their matches.
Runcie got the scores back to level with a 2& 1 win over Snead in the opening singles, then Shufflebotham, Saunders and Goundrey won for the home side and Rowley and Hayes for the visitors and with John Williams and Mark Jones halving their match Flintshire led 6-5 with just the final match out on the course.
North Wales took a comfortable lead in the morning, winning four and halving one of the six foursomes.
IN their annual match North Wales beat Shropshire & Herefordshire 10-8, winning five and halving one of the last six singles at the Henlle Park club near Oswestry.
Caernarfonshire took a firm grip on proceedings when they made a clean sweep of the morning foursomes 4-0 and then the singles were halved 4-4 with each side winning three and halving two.
The next three singles all went to the 18th, Lofthouse beating Sam Baker by one up, Robin Hughes beating Tom Lowery two up and Alyn Torrence halving his match with Tom Benbow to make the score 6 1/2 -4 1/2 .
And with captain O'Hare gaining Anglesey's only other victory and Mark Parry halving with Nick Lofthouse, the visitors sealed the match after winning the singles5 1 / 2 -2 1 ANGLESEY 5 CAERNARFONSHIRE 7 RESULTS (Anglesey names first) FOURSOMES: David Lovell & Robert Jones (Rhosneigr) bt Lee Jones (Conwy) & Tom Neal (North Wales) 3 & 1; Danial Roberts & Robbie Macvicar (Baron Hill) halved with Nick Lofthouse (Maesdu) & Joe Soar (Royal St.
There were victories for Abergele pair Luke Murray and Iain Hayes and Evans and Runcie, with Clays pair Adam Partington and Andrew Evans halving their match with Lee Hinks Edwards and Alex Bradbrooke.