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    you have been through my happiness and sorrow.

    You have been through my happiness and sorrow.

    What does "been through" mean here?

    I read it my friend status(in Facebook) where he praises his long standing friendship with a person. I know "Through" can mean passing a test or emerging successful. However, I don't understand it in this context. I think he means "you have been with me during both my happiness and sorrow". However I am not sure.

    (He is not a native speaker but he seems to have command over the language, so, that's why I posting this question)

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    Re: you have been through my happiness and sorrow.

    I think you are correct in your interpretation of his meaning.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: you have been through my happiness and sorrow.

    "To go through" can mean "to experience" or even "to suffer".

    I went through a traumatic divorce.
    I have been through good times and bad times.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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