*hugs* <3 At-least you have somebody like that!! :)
Everyone gets busy and life just gets in the way, but if they at-least and try to make time, that is what counts.
In a crisis, yes - as a matter of routine, no. I'd be furious with anyone who called in the middle of the night for a "chat". I have a friend who used to do that, luckily for me she got married, so we were able to stay friends.