DO THEY LOVE their parents, siblings or children?
Just as with all the delusions of the abuser, they have nothing REAL to compare it to.
They believe that what they perceive to be love is EXACTLY what others see as "love". ...
They BELIEVE that ANY of us, if in the same situation, would do and feel exactly what they do and feel.
The problem is, in the eyes of the abuser it is IMPOSSIBLE to EVER compare their situation to that of anyone else.
They think we are all just like THEY ARE.
They think we are ALL evil and that others live in the same delusions they do.
They "love" other people as they "love" their new computer....because it is useful, serves a purpose and is their POSSESSION. When that computer ceases to "function correctly" they get angry, throw it on the ground and stomp on it...then they smile, smugly, and go out to obtain a newer one...a BETTER one.
Their "version of love" demand COMPLIANCE and WORSHIP, which they GLEEFULLY elicit with threats and abuse and torture and fear and withholding.
If they are unable to elicit these things they subject those they "love" to torment and every type of abuse...emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, sexual, financial....which they dole out with a total lack of empathy and a sadistic JOY...replete with a blank, cold-eyed, dead stare and an evil "half-grin" which aptly displays their hatred of those they "love" and the, thinly veiled, threat of UTTER DESTRUCTION.
If threats of PERSONAL RUIN are not SUFFICIENT to control those they "love", they will progress to threats against someone that person LOVE.
Threats to destroy a beloved child, a cherished parent, a well-loved sibling, a dear friend or even a cherished pet....
They find THESE threats to be particularly EFFECTIVE and, in that way, they experience the ULTIMATE HIGH for an abuser...
DESTROYING the "loved one" utilizing their love for SOMEONE ELSE.
They manipulate and kill their "loved ones" with the very LOVE they envy and are incapable of feeling.
The ABUSER KNOWS it exists, however, and they do not HESITATE to utilize it to force the "respect" of a "wayward loved one".
OF COURSE...this is ENTIRELY "for the well-being" of those being "TAUGHT THE LESSON"
Indeed...the abuser was fairly FORCED into these acts by the disobedience of the "loved one" who refuses to listen to reason and play their assigned part in the "play",