Show Your Love With These Cute Ways To Say Goodnight

Updated May 11, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Bedtime routines aren’t just for children—many adults might enjoy the comforting monotony and experience that a routine can offer, leading up to the conclusion of a sweet “goodnight” from a loved one. Doing so can even lead to a better night’s sleep. While bedtime routines typically consist of personal hygiene and relaxation methods, taking the time to say a special goodnight to your child, partner or pet can be a fantastic addition to any nighttime ritual. 

Though it may seem like a small gesture, the act of saying goodnight can foster a meaningful bond and create lasting memories for many. In this article, we will explore many different  endearing ways you can show your love with a goodnight wish.

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Cute Ways To Say Goodnight

 Sometimes, the most simplistic goodnight messages are the most memorable for those we love. Below, we’ve compiled a list of cute ideas you can use to show your love to your loved ones before bed. 

  1. Coordinate Your Bedtime Rituals

    Whether with your child or your partner, getting ready for bed together can be a great way to say goodnight with your actions. Additionally, it can be helpful in the matters of setting a healthy sleep schedule.

    Brushing your teeth together, having a soothing cup of tea together or reading before bed with your loved one can also be an intimate way to “say goodnight” in a tangible, action-oriented way.

  2. Tuck Your Loved One In

    If you have children, you might already tuck them into bed at night— as this gesture can serve as a great way to show love long after childhood. However, if you and your partner or you and your child tend to go to bed at different times, you might ask them if they’d like to be tucked in. You can pull the blanket up over them, and maybe even give them a little kiss on the forehead.

    It may seem juvenile to some—however, to others, it can serve as a loving, comforting gesture and a very cute way to say goodnight.

  3. Send A Goodnight Text Message

    If you are not able to be with the one you love at night, sending a sweet goodnight text message can be a great way to show that you care. Something as simple as a personalized “sweet dreams” message can remind your loved one that you are thinking about them before bed, preparing them to have a night in which they feel loved and cared for.

  4. Get Your Loved One A Special Pillow Or Sleep Item

    Another way to show love when you aren’t able to go to sleep alongside your loved one is to get them a special pillow or sleeping item to keep beside them. This can be a helpful way to show your love to a side sleeper who tends to hug something as they sleep, or to show love to those whose love languages may be gift oriented.

  5. Leave A Noodnight Note

    If your loved one heads to bed before you finish your day, leaving a goodnight note on their pillow or on a bedside table can be a sweet way to show your love and say goodnight. If you are able to, you might choose to make the bed up for them or leave a small trinket or treat along with your goodnight note.  

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Why Saying Goodnight Matters

Though it may seem small or insignificant, the act of saying goodnight to someone you love can help create a strong, lasting bond, especially with young children or romantic partners. Developing a bedtime routine with these family members can serve as a helpful aid in their overall growth and bonding process with you. Along with the health benefits of doing things like brushing teeth and getting a goodnight’s sleep, bedtime routines can help people to feel safe and loved, at ease in the rhythm of their evening wind-down.

While saying goodnight to your partner does not necessarily reap the same benefits of a full bedtime routine, showing love and kindness on a consistent basis can aid in maintaining a lasting intimacy. Oftentimes, little moments (such as a cute goodnight), can be what we value most in our relationships.  

How Can Online Therapy Help To Establish & Deepen Bonds? 

Maintaining relationships of any kind can often be difficult. If you are having a difficult time showing your love to those you care for, a therapist or licensed counselor may be able to help. 

Learning to show love in a healthy way can often leave a person feeling vulnerable. Online therapy may serve as a helpful option for those looking to learn to show love in a safe, comfortable way in the person’s home or safe space, possibly empowering them to be more vulnerable and growth-oriented in their therapeutic experience.

Is Online Therapy Effective? 

According to analyses spearheaded by the National Center for Health Research, online therapy has been scientifically suggested to be an equivalent option to help treat symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses. 

It is not uncommon for untreated symptoms of mental illness to negatively affect romantic or familial relationships for some. Effective talk therapy, or virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can lead to the development of healthier relationships overall. 

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When it comes to the cutest way of saying goodnight, the best option is generally the one that works for you and your loved one. You may try a few different ways and experiment with what works best for you, or come up with your own cute bedtime routine with your child or partner. If you’re looking to deepen your bonds and connections with loved ones, online therapy can help. BetterHelp can connect you with an online therapist in your area of need.

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