I've been playing with the same saved game on The Sims 3 for ages. I've gone through 2 generations of this family, and a few weeks ago, the divorced mother went on one of those stupid free vacations... Except she never actually left. She was still playable and her teenage daughter was still home, but the teenager couldn't call or text her because her character bubble was like it is when they're away on vacation.
My problem now is that the daughter is a young adult and I really want to put her into university, but I can't because it tells me that the adults are away on vacation! I even tried moving her out, but it still didn't help anything.
Has anyone else had this problem? And do you have any solutions to fixing it? I really don't want to start my game over.