A mother-of-two whose eyes were gouged out by her lover has said he "robbed me of one of the most precious things in life".
was left completely blind after the "premeditated, sustained and vicious attack" last year.
, 33, from Hayle in Cornwall, has admitted GBH with intent at Truro Crown Court. He will be sentenced next month.
Ms Nash, who also suffered a broken jaw and nose in the attack, said in a statement afterwards she was glad he had "at least taken responsibility for changing my life forever".
The 31-year-old mother-of-two said: "I truly feel that, when he was strangling me, he was trying to murder me.
"He has taken everything from me and robbed me of one of the most precious things in life - my sight.
"I actually look forward to going to sleep because in my dreams I have sight. It's when I wake up that the truth hits home," she said.
"Some days I just don't want to get up but I'm determined to provide a future for my children and this is my motivation."
Jenkin, who has the word "outlaw" tattooed on his forearm, is said by the people who know him to have an explosive, unpredictable temper.
One barman who asked to remain anonymous said: "What he did to Tina he tried to do to other people - I know someone else he had a fight with and tried to do that to him but he was 6ft 4in and could defend himself.
"He could just turn and go from being nice and polite and jovial then bang, it was like flicking a switch. I saw it on several occasions.
"Our view is that Jenkin deliberately strangled Tina into a state of unconsciousness in order that he could inflict these terrible injuries," he said.
"Tina's life will never be the same and her lifelong disability will be a constant reminder of the attack.
"Her injuries were so shocking that friends who saw her soon after the incident found it difficult to stay in the room.
"Tina has displayed incredible strength, however, and has shown great desire to be able to care for her two children despite not being able to see them as they grow up.