Emily Doll and Ha’ile (at their wedding)

Emily Doll and Ha’ile, two people I highly respect. I wish you great happiness and productivity. Now you are traveling the road of life together and it’s not always easy, often filled with “potholes” you will learn to avoid.

Two different people with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. You will not always agree with each other but you must learn to respect each other’s viewpoints. It is the key to a long and happy marriage. Learn to agree to disagree. You will likely come to roadblocks difficult to surmount, a ladder or finding a way around it is essential. Help may be needed. Advice from friends. 

You may resort to costly psychologists who try to help but often can’t. Betty and I went that route.

After 13 sessions, our female psychologist, obviously completely perplexed, said, “You are both right in your viewpoints, you just see things differently.”

At that time, I did not have a lot of money. Seeking answers to our problems, we wasted a lot of it. Betty and I never settled our differences. We just accepted them and moved on. We loved each other. Divorce was never an option.

If you love each other it will never be.

We were married for 80 years and when possible, holding hands. I miss her. We traveled the world. Hopefully we left footprints that you and Ha’ile, if you desire, can follow.

There are many pitfalls to a marriage. If you truly love each other you will surmount them.

I wish you the best of luck.

With love, Morrie

November 11, 2020

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on Amazon.com and other book seller sites.