परस्पर्शात्तु वैदेह्या न दुःखतरमस्ति मे । पितुर्वियोगात् सौमित्रे! स्वराज्यहरणात् तथा ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अरण्यकाण्डे द्वितीयस्सर्गः (२१ श्लोक)

When the mighty demon Viraadha took away SitaDevi into his hands, un-able to tolerate the grief, ShriRaama spoke these words to Lakshmana:

“O Saumitri! Loss of kingdom did not cause me grief. The gravest event till now was the loss of our father. However, seeing the plight of SeetaDevi is causing me more grief than that also”.

Through this shloka Valmiki is illustrating how much ShriRaama loves His wife.