make (oneself) miserable

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make (oneself) miserable

To cause oneself a great amount of stress, anxiety, sadness, etc. I don't understand why she keeps making herself miserable in a job she hates. She's just not interested in you romantically, Jack, so stop making yourself miserable pining over her!
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make oneself miserable

to do things which cause one to be unhappy. You're just making yourself miserable by trying to do something you aren't qualified to do. I'm not making myself miserable! You're making me miserable.
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'To make one's sweetheart miserable is well enough and quite right, but to be made miserable one's self is a little too much!'
'Dreadful creature that I am,' said I, 'how may poor people have I made miserable? How many desperate wretches have I sent to the devil?' He had told me at Chester he was ruined by that match, and that his fortunes were made desperate on my account; for that thinking I had been a fortune, he was run into debt more than he was able to pay, and that he knew not what course to take; that he would go into the army and carry a musket, or buy a horse and take a tour, as he called it; and though I never told him that I was a fortune, and so did not actually deceive him myself, yet I did encourage the having it thought that I was so, and by that means I was the occasion originally of his mischief.
'I'll suffer any, rather than submit to this disgrace, and let her, fool as she is, be made miserable for life,' said Wardle.
On the contrary, try as he would, Jurgis could not help being made miserable by his conscience.
One was taken by the Algerines, and the other was lost on the Start, near Torbay, and all the people drowned except three; so that in either of those vessels I had been made miserable.
He said that life of residents of the Kashmir valley had been made miserable due to imposition of curfew.
India has made miserable the life of 9 million Muslims in Kashmir.
The Kashmiris' lives had been made miserable as even the pregnant women were not allowed to visit hospitals, she added.
And there are those whose lives are shortened or made miserable because they do not have such basics as food, shelter or clean water.
She said her father Nawaz Sharif asked her to go to the masses not for his sake but for the people whose lives had been made miserable by the PTI government in just 10 months.
Senior Vice President of the Hyderabad Chamber of Small Trades and Small Industry Saleemuddin Qureshi and HESCO Subcommittee Convener Akram Rajput have condemned increasing power outage especially worst kind of load shedding in commercial areas of the city adding that the life of people have been made miserable in the prevailing intensive heat affecting closure of business.
'We served the country and returned loans of the previous government but never raised a hue and cry while life was now being made miserable for the nation.
For more than six years there was no case against me but since April 2017 my life has been made miserable by NAB.' 'I am committing suicide to avoid humiliation, being handcuffed and paraded in front of the media,' he added.
LIVES "are being made miserable" by tearaway teens terrorising people living near suburban Metro stations.