I find it very big flaw in the game how quickly the relationships degrade and how demanding of attention the characters are. There are obvious benefits to having them "like" you over 80% but several times a day I am getting phonecalls requesting various activities or to be transported around. If this was real life, you could easily have a case of stalking/harrasment, it's beyond ridiculous and distracts from what I would prefer to spend my game doing. I am surprised that the designers would programme such an obviously irritating feature to the game.. I hope there is a mod for this ! I have googled, but no luck to the best of my knowledge.