lighten (one's) load

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lighten (one's) load

To help make something less difficult, upsetting, or overwhelming for one. Thankfully my wife's family will be there when we move to help lighten our load a bit. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. If there's anything we can do to lighten your load, please don't hesitate to ask.
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We all have the ability to lift someone's spirits with a kind word, or lighten someone's load by listening when they need to talk.
We can use our ability to lighten someone's load by simply listening when they need to talk.