Many Parents refuse to believe that their children would do things to hurt them. Many parents could not envision behaviours in which the child only produces a sense of distaste in the parent.
It is not a situation where ‘something happened’ and the child blames the parent for (fill in the blank) that makes logical sense when put into words, it is a convoluted kind of ‘reasoning’ which logic and facts play no part..
In many cases to try to explain what is happening or happened takes hours, or a number of chapters in an article as this one, because there is no simple answer, there is no clear logic.
The fact is, Abusers need psychiatric intervention. They need a long period which may not be effective as in many cases there is a part of them which appreciates their behaviour is non productive. A part of them which knows that they are hurting themselves, yet.
Yet as all abusers, they gain a twisted pleasure in the belief they are hurting someone.