Surviving Domestic Abuse: Arising From Self-Pity


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya The impact of Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) on survivors take a huge toll on emotional & psychological wellbeing, regardless of whether direct emotional & psychological abuse were experienced or not. Reflecting on my personal survival, I know that many survivors like me have gone through different phases of negative mindsets & emotions, … Continue reading Surviving Domestic Abuse: Arising From Self-Pity

The Responsibility Of A Survivor’s Freedom


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Many victims and survivors of  Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) desire to be completely free from the social pandemic. Freedom is a great opportunity to experience. However, the key here is where we want to be free to. If freedom is a place or destination, then we need to be intentionally responsible for how … Continue reading The Responsibility Of A Survivor’s Freedom

Finding psychological freedom


Kudakwashe Nyakudya Psychological & emotional abuse are the most devastating, as they rob from victims their full ability to manage their wellbeing & life. I see this type of abuse as the primary form, which also becomes the foundation for any other abuses to exist on. Further more it breaks the spirit of the victim, giving the perpetrator … Continue reading Finding psychological freedom

Fore-giving, Forgiving, & Forgiveness


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Forgiveness is a term regularly used in human life, but it seems everyone has their own understanding of what this is. In my journey of life – especially when emerging from an abusive relationship, I came to develop my own unique understanding of forgiveness in three particular ways. Fore-giving: Fore-giving is … Continue reading Fore-giving, Forgiving, & Forgiveness

“The Power Of Attachment” In Abusive Relationships


Written By Kudakwashe Nyakudya Some people ask, “Why does it take so long for a victim to leave their abuser?” One of the reasons is what I term “The Power Of Attachment”. Good relational attachment is the foundation of emotional security in relationships. However when attachment is exploited, victims become emotionally unstable and are kept … Continue reading “The Power Of Attachment” In Abusive Relationships

complete restoration defeats complete devastation …


written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Each area of life has an impact on the others. Hence when one area, like emotional health, is compromised, every other area suffers because of that. In Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) however, it is normal for more than one area to be devastated at any given time. In my own personal experience, … Continue reading complete restoration defeats complete devastation …