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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After years of yo-yo dieting and making herself miserable about her weight, Vicki decided it was time to do something for herself and others like her that would really make a difference -- and it wasn't joining Weight Watchers.