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.
See also: pain, share

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.
See also: pain, share
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We can be assured that frequent letters appearing in the media urging those in authority to share our pain are falling on deaf ears; they really don't take it on board.