concern oneself about

concern (oneself) about (someone or something)

To focus one's care or attention on someone or something; to assume a feeling of responsibility for someone or something. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own. He concerns himself about other people far too much. He needs to focus on his own needs for a while.
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concern oneself about someone or something

 and concern oneself over someone or something
to turn one's thoughts and consideration to someone or something. I hope you will concern yourself over your work a little more. Please don't concern yourself about me. I'll do okay.
See also: concern
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Continuing to concern oneself about the situation will only result in people becoming out of their depth.