40+ Romantic ‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Messages


It’s hard to see the ones we love suffer from sickness or disease. In fact, you may wish you could take on some of the symptoms yourself to relieve your partner’s suffering. While this is impossible, you can do things to make their time in the sick bed as pleasant as possible.

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You could order a thoughtful get well gift for your love. The gift could be something traditional such as a book or a magazine, or you could consider something more romantic like flowers or a teddy bear. 

You might also consider preparing a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup or rubbing your loved ones’ feet. But if you happen to be apart from your sweetheart, and he or she is sick, you may consider sending your significant other one of these messages. We will also include things on our list that you can do for your sick loved one if you are separated by distance.

‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Messages for Her

Is your girl not feeling her best? Does she need extra attention or encouragement? Avoid sending traditional get well wishes like you would send to your mom or elderly aunt. Instead, you need to step up your game. 

Here are some messages to send or things to do that’ll say, “get well soon, my love.”

1. “I wish I could be there to take care of you.”

Honestly, you may be glad that you aren’t there when your wife or girlfriend has a stomach bug or is coughing and hacking, but saying so isn’t very romantic. Tell your girlfriend that you are sad that you can’t hold her hair back when she gets sick. She will think that you are the most thoughtful partner or spouse ever.

2. Send a bouquet of balloons

Flowers are lovely, but they aren’t very original. Make a statement by having a massive bouquet of balloons sent to the one you love. Balloons aren’t any more expensive than flowers, and your girlfriend or wife will be reminded of your thoughtfulness every time she looks up from her bed.

3. Send a sweet quote

Reassure your sweetheart that you will be there for her, no matter what. Here is a quote to consider: “True love isn’t always romantic. It’s a choice to love each other for better or worse, richer or poorer, and in sickness or health.”

4. Have medicine delivered to her home

You can have anything delivered nowadays. Contact the local pharmacy and pay for the delivery of vitamins or over-the-counter medicine to make her feel better. 

5. “You are so important to me. Please take care of yourself.”

Follow up this message with a promise of everlasting love. She will be swooning in no time.

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‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Messages for Him

You may be out of ideas of what to say when someone is sick. Here are some messages to consider as well as actions to take when you are away from the man you love. 

6. “Take your medicine and drink plenty of fluids so that we can spend time with each other again!”

Your boyfriend or husband may need a reminder of the benefits of feeling well. You may also encourage him to visit a doctor if the illness seems especially severe or prolonged.

7. Have soup delivered

If you are not in the same city as your boyfriend or husband, call your favorite local chain and have soup delivered to your loved one. Soup helps keep people hydrated and offers nutrients to make recovery go faster.

8. FaceTime instead of texting or DMing

Participating in a video call is much more personal than sending a text or direct message. Seeing your husband or boyfriend on video will also enable you to secretly check his symptoms to see if he is sicker than he claims to be.

9. “You’re worth catching a cold over.”

If your significant other is acting like a gentleman, he is probably avoiding you, so you don’t share germs. Reassure him that you aren’t worried about catching a cold.

10. Have groceries and supplies delivered

If your boyfriend or husband is sick and home alone, he probably is trying to avoid being out in the general public. Complete a quick online order to have tissues, orange juice, and cereal delivered, so at least he doesn’t run out of household staples.

‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Messages to Share on Social Media

Saying get well to your loved one through social media does two things. First, it enables you to send well wishes to someone you love. But it also allows their friends or family members to see the post and learn that your significant other is not well. If this is your intention, great! Otherwise, perhaps sending a message on social media might not be the best idea. 

11. “I just hugged you in my thoughts! I hope you felt the squeeze!”

This message is an excellent way to send well-wishes to someone you love. It doesn’t say that the person is ill, but it implies that a hug was needed.

12. “Friends and Family, Please send your prayers and well-wishes to Samantha as she begins her first round of chemo tomorrow. She’s tough, and she’s ready to fight, but she still needs her prayers.”

Social media is a great way to request good thoughts and prayers for those who need it. Make sure to get the permission of the one suffering from an illness before you spread the word. It’s not your news to tell.

13. Post a video of “your” song

Luckily for us, song lyricists are around to write the perfect messages for those we love. Post a video of “your” song to remind your loved one that you are in his corner.

14. Post a video of a bear doing something cute

If only social media had more photos and videos of bears and dogs, the world would be a better place. Anyone would feel better after watching a video of two bears swimming in a pool. It’s science.

15. Collect funds for a favorite charity

If your loved one is suffering from a dreaded illness, such as cancer, having friends and family show support by donating to a charity looking for a cure. Social media has its problems, but it enables people to come together to act on important causes.

Funny ‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Messages

It’s easy to send heartfelt, serious messages, but being funny is hard. Being funny about illness is particularly challenging. Good luck and godspeed in your journey to find an entertaining way to say “get well soon.” Maybe some of these ideas will inspire you. 

16. “Sorry that you feel like poop.”

The word poop makes most people laugh. Even people who aren’t six-year-old-boys think that it’s funny.

17. “Hurry up and get better, so I can get mad at you for something petty and refuse to talk with you for an hour.”

After all, you really shouldn’t play your relationship games when your significant other is under the weather.

18. “Please get better soon. The weather for the rest of the week is perfect for golfing, and I would rather do that than visit you in the hospital.”

Sometimes humor can come from unfiltered thoughts, but be careful with sharing these types of messages. Not everyone thinks that brutal honesty is charming.

19. “I wish I could take your pain and give it to someone we both really hate.”

Again, sometimes brutal honesty is funny, but you have to be careful of your audience.

20. “Surgery sucks.”

By itself, this isn’t a particularly funny message. If you add the message to a bunch of suckers, you have yourself a pretty good pun. 

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Short ‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Text Message Ideas

Are you in a hurry? Do you need a short “get well soon” message to share with someone you love? Whether he or she is getting ready to be wheeled into surgery, or you only have time to send a quick thought before presenting at work, here are some heartfelt messages in less than one line.

21. Send an emoji

In a pinch, a kissy face emoji offers a heartfelt, simple message. You could also consider sending a red heart or another image that spreads cheer. 

22. “You are beautiful.”

Accompany this quick message with a photograph of your wife or girlfriend. What woman doesn’t feel better instantly after being complimented for her looks?

23. “I can’t wait.”

Let your significant other fill in the blank. 

24. “You light up my life.”

Some of you may be unaware of this cheesy song from the 1970s with the same title. Even though the song is a bit dated, it’s sentiments would help anyone recover from a long illness.

25. “I love you.”

We all need to say these three little words more often. No one is guaranteed a tomorrow, and we need to tell others how much we love and care about them while we still can.

‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Quotes

Sometimes it’s challenging to find the right words to express your feelings. If you’re struggling to come up with the right words to say “Get Well Soon,” consider using one of these quotes. 

26. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” Sophocles

Hopefully, your presence and affection will help relieve your loved one of some of the pain they are experiencing.

27. “Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smiles again.” Bret Harte

One of Bret Harte’s most famous works was “The Outcasts of Poker Flat.”

28. “You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, in pain, experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain and learn to accept it, not as a curse or punishment but as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We know this quote is rather difficult to process, but take the time to work through all the long phrases. 

29. “Love is the only disease that makes you feel better.” Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard was an actor and playwright.

30. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert A. Heinlein

In other words, you can’t be happy until your loved one feels well.

31. “Love both gives and receives, and in giving it receives.” Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton was a theologian and writer.

32. “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:1

This scripture is commonly read during weddings when couples promise to love each other in “sickness and in health.”

‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Poems

Share a bit of poetry with your loved one who isn’t feeling great. Here are some ideas. Some pieces are rather lighthearted, but others are worthy of a more formal occasion.

33. “I’m Fine” by Anonymous

We wish we knew who to attribute this lighthearted poem to, but the ending stanza sums up the theme. It reads:

“The moral is this as the 
Tale we unfold, 
That for all of those
Who are growing old.

It’s better to say, “I’m
Fine with a grin,
Then to let folks know
The shape you’re in.”

34. “The Wire Fence” by Anonymous

The ending stanza of this anonymously published poem reads, 

“Lord, there are lots of holes in my life. 
There are some in the lives of my neighbors.
But, if you wish, we shall hold hands,
We shall hold very tight,
And together, we shall make a fine roll of fence to adorn paradise.”

35. “Angel of Mercy” by Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa shared her insight into the true value and meaning of love. It includes these lines:

“When I was lonely, you gave me your love,
When in a prison, you came to my cell,
When on a sickbed, you cared for my needs,
In a strange country, you made me at home.”

36. “Put Your Problems in God’s Hands” by Helen Steiner Rice

This poem begins:

“Although it sometimes seems to us
Our prayers have not been heard,
God always knows our every need
Without a single word.”

37. “A Time of Renewal” by Helen Steiner Rice

This poem begins:

“No one likes to be sick 
And yet we know
It takes sunshine and rain
To make flowers grow.”

Read this poem to a loved one who is experiencing the storms of life.

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‘Get Well Soon, My Love’ Prayers

It’s OK to speak from the heart when speaking to God. However, some people feel more comfortable using the words of prayers that were written by others.

Here are some prayers to consider when you’re praying for someone who is sick.

38. “Prayer for Healing”

“Lord, look upon me with the eyes of Your mercy, may Your healing hand rest upon me, may Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to the wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom.”

Have your loved one read and meditate on these words when they are sick.

39. “Prayer for Healing”

“O God, who art the only source of health and healing, the spirit of calm and the central peace of this universe, grant unto me such a consciousness of Your indwelling and surrounding presence, that I may permit You to give me health and strength and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Share these words with your sick loved one.

40. “In Illness”

This prayer begins:

“Merciful and healing Lord, for some reason which I do not understand, the usual pattern of my daily life has been disrupted. You are asking me to give up the familiar and comfortable routine of my work and to struggle for a while with this unfamiliar and uncomfortable pain.”

We like this prayer because it is written in a more common language than many. 

41. “A Prayer for Healing”

This version of “A Prayer for Healing” begins,

“Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow Your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise.”

Kind Words Go Far

Never discredit the power of words. They are one of the most important tools that human beings have. They can inspire and encourage the ones we love. And if your loved one is ill, he or she may need loads of positive messages and support.

Choose your words wisely. They can take someone down, or they can lift someone's spirits.  

Whether you send a short message or a bowl of soup to your loved one who is under the weather, make sure you do something to show that you care.

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