Those affected by domestic abuse typically make several attempts to leave their partner, some which are not always successful. Once gone from their situation the abuser will turn on the charm and convince their victim they have changed, only to find that once they return they will pay retribution for leaving them in the first place.
Today I will be wearing my purple ribbon to symbolize my support for those still in abusive relationships, and for those who have lost their battle trying to escape. October is national domestic violence month, but I feel that this campaign deserves to be recogized year around. I encourage everyone to post this ribbon as your status for today so that we can raise awarness together.