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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It's not like you woke up and decided to make yourself miserable by gorging on junk food.
Learn to accept what they can give you and don't make yourself miserable because of them.
If you see that your neighbor has a fancy barbecue grill, argues Frank, you'll want one too, and you'll make yourself miserable working to get the money to keep up with the Joneses.
In How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything -- Yes, Anything, Ellis again refers to general semantics as being a useful antidote to "crooked thinking" (along with the principles of Epictetus, Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, and Karen Horney).