It's sad when your wife leaves you. It's real sad. It's super damn sad!
Or, as John Edwards said in a statement after his wife Elizabeth announced their official separation:
"It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth."
I say, Sir, are you feeling sad?
Indeed I am, Sir, thanks for asking.
How sad are you feeling, Sir?
I'm feeling extraordinarily sad!
Well I'm most especially sorry to hear that, Sir.
Thank you, sir. It's exquisitely kind of you to say so.
And so on ….