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A Relationship Book by Mariaelena (Nena) Semko

Little Gems is your guide to building happier, healthier relationships of all kinds. Easy to understand, but not necessarily easy to implement. However, with determination and cooperation, the lessons and tips contained within this text are sure to hep you improve your relationship with anyone - be it your partner, family, friends or co-workers.

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Meet the

Mariaelena (Nena) Semko has been a professional mental health counselor for 20 years. A retired high school counselor, she devoted much of her life to working with teenagers, a position she truly loved,

Nena's hobbies include reading and playing golf (though she hasn't recently due to lack of time!). She is a life-long learner, with interest in history, astronomy, and archeology. She loves traveling, having lived in Germany and Italy, and travels whenever she can. She has a definite soft spot for animals and supports many charities.

One thing I've found is that the most important issue is learning to listen. The process takes time but time is our friend in life. What doesn't work today, can work tomorrow.

See Nena discussing Little Gems in her interview with Ric Bratton on This Week in America, an internet program. It can be seen on YouTube and on the following sites:

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Apple Podcasts


iHeart Podcasts

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