It's safe to say, with the vast majority of the world on lockdown, we're all missing our loved ones.

Except for one dad, who shared a controversial essay this week...

Many of us missing many of our nearest and dearest right now...

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But one man had a very different response to being separated from his son...

Social distancing measures have been imposed to prevent the further spread of the virus.

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Because, in case you haven't heard, we are currently experiencing a pandemic that has changed every aspect of our lives.

The disease has been spreading across the globe at an alarming rate...

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Leaving world leaders with little choice but to impose lockdowns upon their countries.

And, by socially distancing and isolating ourselves from others...

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We can hopefully delay and prevent catching and spreading the deadly virus. Flatten the curve, as they are all telling us.

Millions self-isolated within their homes...

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Thus leaving our streets, which once buzzed with life and energy, completely deserted.

Things went on for a long time.

President Trump extended the federal guidelines on social distancing in a desperate attempt to regain control.

Quarantining is still part of our lives.

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It seems as though people are already losing their minds having been cooped up in the house for days on end, so this news has come to the dismay of many.

Of course, many are struggling with the concept of being away from their families...

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Their grandparents, their friends, even their partners.

But one internet essay has gone viral this week.

Giving us quite a different perspective... And reactions have come in fast.

The piece was titled, "Why Don't I Like My Son?"

"Okay, so already I’m aware of how terrible the title sounds.. but I’ve got to be honest, I need to say this shit out loud," it started.

"I don't know why I don't like him; he's not a bad kid, he's actually a terrific kid, he's smart, well-spoken, kind, rarely misbehaves.. sure he acts up sometimes, but that’s natural for a child his age, I hold no resentment to him in that regard."

"I have no interest in him; I see him every weekend, and honestly, I really couldn't care less. I only do it because I feel obligated to do so, this was made especially apparent when the UK went into lockdown, and I couldn't leave my house."

"I didn't see him for nearly 6 months, and I did not care in the slightest."

"I got sent photos and videos of him, 99% of which I didn't even bother to look at…. don't get me wrong, when I see him I take care of him, he's well looked after, all his needs are met, I take him to the park and stuff and do things with him, he's really quite a happy young lad, but again, I do these things out of pure obligation, I don't want to do them, I don't enjoy spending time with him."

"Since day one, it’s been like this; ever since he was born, I never got that whole overwhelming, unconditional love that everyone talks about."

"He was just another person to me. I told myself it’s just because he's a baby. As he grows up, we’ll bond, but that never happened, then I told myself it’s just because he can't talk or communicate properly. However, then he could talk, and still, nothing changed. Each year I keep making excuses as to why I feel like this, trying to justify it by a lack of communication, or he's too young for us to really do anything together. Each year I have to move those goalposts further until now I’m at a point where I don't think I’ll ever like him."

"I want to love my son; I want to have that relationship that I never had with my dad.. but at the same time, I feel like I’m forcing something that isn't there."

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