Ok, so I don't know if it's just by accident, but I've had this happen in my Sims 2 game too. Basically, I usually play one family for years, (like literal, human years). They're my fav sims to play. I somtimes move town to start over, etc, but basically it's the same people, just new saves here and there (to keep early backups/different timelines etc, like one where they have kids and one where they don't etc)
But, lately, it feels like my game is pushing it's own agenda. I have story progression on.
For example, my sim guy is a performer and was doing the sing-a-grams. He caught fire. I had no means to put it out where he was, so if I did not just exit the game, he would have died. Nobody came to his resque (he was with tons of people!), there was no shower etc and he was at someone elses house far away.
I go into the game where I last saved. He got a new request to make a sing-a-gram. He caught fire again! This time at a public lot where I had a usable shower.
So a few days later, my sim couple. They are happily married, have been for ages. No jealousy what so ever, they have never ever flirted with anyone.
They go to a friends house. Mutual friend with both.
The friend is family oriented and did the "brighten your day" thing to my sim woman. She responded as if he flirted. The sim guy got furious. I'm looking at what happened like.. what??? There was no indication. Just "Have day brightened", she starts thirsting suddenly, like being all gooey with the friend. She is not a flirt at all, btw.
So I exited the game, went to the last save.
I have a lot of sim points of course, so I got them both the "no jealousy" thing.
No more happenings latetly. All is well. I had them chat a lot one night, deep convos, all that good stuff.
Next day, sim guy is at a vendor doing a live show. Sim wife is there cheering. They go home.
She has the option to "apologize" and "kiss and make up".. FOR WHAT?? Firstly, I've NEVER seen that option before and I've played this game for years. Secondly, for what? There's no indication. She's got some dogs and teenagers as friends, and that mutual friend of theirs.
I swear this game is like, "that's enough" and starts messing with you.
I had the same on Sims 2 when I had played a game for "too long". It kept trying to kill my sims, they would resond out of order, etc, as if pushing me to do something new.
Has this happened to you?
Are there any good ways to really solidify the marriage even more? (I don't have Generations, it's the only pack I'm missing except for some lame stuff packs)