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.
See also: make, miserable
References in classic literature ?
Wardle, turning abruptly round to his sister--'you, Rachael, at a time of life when you ought to know better, what do you mean by running away with a vagabond, disgracing your family, and making yourself miserable? Get on your bonnet and come back.
Instead of making yourself miserable dwelling on your problems, turn your attention to the blessings you enjoy.
Stop lusting after Joan Collins and making yourself miserable by gazing at your Honor Blackman pin-ups.
You could have it all with someone else but, if you insist on making yourself miserable while loving the amazing sex, it's your prerogative to use him for your own satisfaction.
Why go on knocking at a closed door making yourself miserable? You've given her umpteen chances to be a part of your new family.