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grief divided is made lighter

proverb The pain of grief is lessened when one shares one's feelings with others. When my best friend died, I leaned on my family for support and found that grief divided really is made lighter.
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on a lighter note

Used as a means of segueing to some topic of discussion that is less serious or more positive. A: "Jean is still really sick, huh?" B: "Yeah, it's pretty bad. But on a lighter note, she really seems to enjoy bossing me around from her bed." OK, on a lighter note, let's talk comic book characters. Who are your favorites?
See also: lighter, note, on
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