This week’s podcast is a sit down with Zoleka Hatitongwe. She is the director of Upsurge which is an accommodation and volunteer service based in Cape Town. You can find the website here and the facebook page here. She is also the brains behind Phenomenal Women Africa. She shares her story from being in an abusive relationship, […]
A true story from an anonymous subscriber I never understood why someone would stay in an abusive relationship; it made no sense to me. I knew about abuse, had watched movies about it and read books on it. I would sit there and wonder why and how anyone could stay in a relationship that was […]
What makes an imperfect relationship different from an abusive one is this cycle of abuse.
The cycle of abuse refers to the continuous and repetition of harmful acts of violence. Think of it as a cycle of a bicycle that keeps on going when it’s peddled. It is a pattern that will happen many times in a relationship.
The image is a summary of the traits of an abusive relationship