Death is characterized by the loss of life and the possibility of being described only by those who survive. The analyst is summoned in his work to address the issue of death through patient associations. Mourning and death concern psychic processes but also concrete experiences of life. The paper deals with the relationship between the analyst’s experience of his own death and the role this can play in psychoanalytic treatment. According to the author, the quality and stability of the relationship with his internal objects is key to trying to face and help others face the experience of death even in the current reality strongly influenced by technology.
Keywords: Death, passion, relationship, quality, object.