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

2 weeks ago

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

As a 66-year-old woman, I’m facing the challenges all aging women face – not only the physical challenges caused simply by wear and tear, but emotional ones that have to do with getting older in a world where aging stigma exists…

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2 months 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. Lots of people don’t like talking about troubling things…

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2 years 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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3 years 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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3 years 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

4 years 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