A little melodrama has it's place in all games as long as one player isn't stealing time from others. On the same note, it's a pain in the butt when Dungeons & Dragons turns into Paper and Paychecks. When players want to spend more time worrying about their businesses instead of questing.
I started making players write down anything having to do with their businesses at home and turn it in to me to read after the session. Negative experience for any who mention their businesses during session.