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About Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Dr. Margaret Rutherford, a clinical psychologist, has practiced for over twenty years in Fayetteville, Arkansas . Her work is found on her own website http://drmargaretrutherford.com, as well as HuffPost, Psych Central, Psychology Today, The Gottman Blog and others. She's the author of "Marriage Is Not For Chickens", a perfect gift book on marriage, and hosts a weekly podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.
Latest Posts | By Dr. Margaret Rutherford
Your Life Seems Perfect – But Could You Be Hiding from Depression?
3 weeks ago

Your Life Seems Perfect – But Could You Be Hiding from Depression?

Therapy at 60 can seem a bit daunting. There’s a lot of life to talk about. Yet I’ve seen many older people delve into emotional struggles quite successfully. Yet therapy might not seem needed to someone…
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Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action
3 months ago

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action

You’re afraid of breaking a hip when you fall. You’re saying good-bye to dear friends, who’ve lost their battle with cancer. You worry if you’re forgetting words like you always have, or if it’s becoming a pattern. Read More

Grace and Frankie: An Unexpected Example of PHD (Perfectly Hidden Depression) After 60
1 year ago

Grace and Frankie: An Unexpected Example of PHD (Perfectly Hidden Depression) After 60

Binge-watching Netflix, or binge-watching anything really, had never sounded appealing. But that was before I started writing a book and desperately needed something to distract me from my own brain. Read More

Is Resentment Keeping You from Finding Gratitude and Happiness After 60?
1 year ago

Is Resentment Keeping You from Finding Gratitude and Happiness After 60?

By the time you reach your 60s, you’ve probably let go of some relationships.

Whether the parting was due to divorce, family conflict that got out of hand or a friendship that turned sour, most of us have moved on from at least one relationship.
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Could Finding Self-Acceptance Be the Greatest Gift of Aging?
2 years ago

Could Finding Self-Acceptance Be the Greatest Gift of Aging?

Sometimes achievements are public. You win the prize. You get promoted at work. You are recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Read More

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?
2 years ago

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?

I’d like to talk about a difficult topic, depression – and what we may be teaching our children and grandchildren about revealing vulnerability. Or not teaching them. Read More