I have two. They're both organized and neat, SOOOOOOO unlike me! We don't get together an awful lot, even though we live 20 min from each other, but we talk on the phone frequently. They're a good buffer for life
Once I was telling my mom about my friends and she commented it was good I have some good friends. She says she never had any close friends when we kids were little.
That means she went through my dad's "paranoid schizophrenia," his introverted personality VS her extroverted, a divorce, raising four kids by herself (money was always EXTREMELY tight), a second marriage that ended in divorce as well, and that involved alcoholism, . . . . bless her heart. I think she confides in my sis now, they see each other every two weeks (sis sleeps over and then sees clients in Mom's area the next day).
Well, you got the long answer, so now the short answer is: yes, two, and we talk/share the gamut, from giggles that bring tears and sore tummies from laughing, to anger and frustration w/ kids, dh, you-name-it. We're each others' sounding board.
And privacy IS maintained.