share (one's) pain

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share (one's) pain

1. To commiserate with one about the same negative experience. A: "I lost nearly everything during the economic crash." B: "I share your pain. I had to shutter the business my great-grandfather built because of the crash." I'm going down to the bar with the other laid-off workers to share their pain.
2. To relate one's negative experience or feelings to someone else. You should keep all that sadness and anger bottled up inside. It's important to share your pain with someone who can help you learn how to cope with it. It was nearly a year after her father died that Sarah finally shared her pain with me.
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share someone's pain

to understand and sympathize with someone's pain or emotional discomfort. (Said in order to sound sympathetic.) I am sorry about the loss of your home. I share your pain. We sympathize about the loss of your mother. We share your pain.
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Taking a jibe at JUI-F Chief Molana Fazalur Rehman, Awan said, he [Molana] wants to share his pain with opposition parties by calling an All Parties Conference (APC).
But if Mr Cole needs to share his pain, I too have announced my retirement from international football.
On occasion, emotions reach out and grab us: Kooden vividly details his lover's death, and when he's writing from his heart, we share his pain. But this kind of moment is all too rare.
Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I unite myself with Thee to follow Jesus and share His pains, and Thy sufferings.