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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'We equally share their pain and will leave no stone unturned to minimize their sufferings,' he added.
In a tweet on Friday, he said: 'Our heart beats with the family of every missing person, we share their pain and we are with them in the process of tracing them.'
We share their pain and we are with them in the process of tracing them." He added: "Thousands of soldiers have laid [down their] lives for [the] security of fellow Pakistanis.
We share their pain and we are with them in the process of tracing them.' He also reiterated that thousands of Pakistan Army soldiers have laid down their lives for the security of their fellow Pakistanis.
" UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted: "Our hearts are with the people of Jordan, and we share their pain in the incident in which a school bus was swept away by flash floods.
It is intuitive to believe that we help others because we empathically share their pain.
You are not expected to share their pain but at least be kind enough because God created you as a human.
Speaking as a former fake-tan addict, I share their pain. I've spent countless evenings - usually after a night on the tiles - slathering on the stuff, only to wake up the next morning looking like Mario from Big Brother.
They share their pain with me every day in my office.
In a windowless room, officers of the American League of Lobbyists (ALL), gathered to unveil their spanking new code of ethics, and to share their pain.
I do not, as is said, "share their pain." I find it a healthful and necessary corrective to those all too common views which many modems have about class and money.
We share their pain, but also think that they need to put an end to this."
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the PPP Chairman said that the people of Pakistan and his Party workers are with the people of the United Kingdom and share their pain.
"I told the family that I came to share their pain. I told them Kurdish intellectual Musa Anter was killed.
We share their pain and offer our deepest condolences.