share sorrow

share (one's) sorrow

1. To commiserate with one about the same or similar loss, disappointment, or misfortune. A: "I lost nearly everything during the economic crash." B: "I share your sorrow. I had to shutter the business my great-grandfather built because of the crash." We're going down to the bar with the other laid-off workers to share their sorrow.
2. To relate one's loss, disappointment, misfortune, or the source thereof to someone else. You should keep all that grief bottled up inside. It's important to share your sorrow 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 sorrow with me.
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share someone's sorrow

to grieve as someone else grieves. We all share your sorrow on this sad, sad day. I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I share your sorrow.
See also: share, sorrow
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There is a power in our common song to spread joy to hearts that are without joy, to share sorrow so that the burden is lighter for all, to give voice to hope and yearning and gratitude and love that words alone cannot express.
I'd love to write to you as I know what you're going through and it's always better to share sorrow with someone who knows.
Disaster brought two foes together yesterday as India's prime minister and Pakistan's military ruler spoke by phone to 'share sorrow' over the devastating earthquake.
Lo, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, preached on the topic "Love life, share sorrow." Near the end of the service, Chu Yeh-sin, a member of Gi-kwang Presbyterian Church, led the congregation in a candle-lighting ceremony.
Amid a very tight security inside and outside Sharifs' farmhouse, a huge number of party leaders and people from various walks of life came to Jattiumra to share sorrow of the Sharifs.
We must share sorrows and happiness with others,' he said.
Besides collection of funds, some students have individually visited the relief camps to deliver food packages and to share sorrows of the affectees.
Gul told Talabani that, "we will learn to share happiness if we use our brains, and we will learn to share sorrows if we can not use our brains."
They reach out to other Hispanics, leading home groups that read the Bible, share sorrows, and provide a new "family" in an unknown land.