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'Within a day my memory was wiped, and my loving partner became a total stranger.'

When Jessica Sharman suffered a series of seizures one day last March, she could no longer recognise herself in photos and had no idea who her family and friends were.

The woman, from the U.K., could no longer remember the man she was in love with and had been dating for seven months, Rich Bishop.

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Jessica couldn't remember the man she had been dating for seven months. Image via Facebook.

"I was terrified," Jessica told The Sun of the moment she realised she had lost almost 19 years of memories.

"I had no idea who anyone was. Everyone was a stranger to me. I didn’t even know my own name."

Her family was forced to desperately convince her they were related, and Rich began the heartbreaking task of making Jessica fall in love with him all over again.

"My parents invited Rich over but I didn’t know him and, when they left me alone with him, I was really scared," she said.

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Jessica and Rich. Image via Facebook.

Jessica was so scared, she tried to end the relationship.

"At one point I was left on my own with him and hated it. I didn’t know him but he was acting like we were in love," she told the publication.

"Two weeks later, I tried to end the relationship."

But Rich wouldn't let it happen, promising that he would help Jessica remember their love and their relationship.

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Rich took Jessica on dates to their favourite places and wooed her all over again. Image via Facebook.

"Seeing how passionate and caring he was finally convinced me he must care for me, so I agreed to give it a shot," she said.

25-year-old Rich began taking Jessica on romantic dates: to the park, to their favourite restaurants and telling stories of their relationship.

"I don’t remember the first time I fell in love with Rich but I do remember the second.

"He was so patient with me, so sweet, I couldn’t help but fall for him," she said.

THAT, you guys, is true love.