The author assumes that the permanently therapeutic effect of a psychoanalysis, if any, depends on the extent to which the patient has been able to use the experience to see one aspect of his life, namely himself as he is. It is the function of the psychoanalyst to use the experience of such facilities for contact as the patient is able to extend to him, to elucidate the truth about the patient’s personality and mental characteristics, and to exhibit them to the patient in a way that makes it possible for him to entertain a reasonable conviction that the statements (propositions) made about himself represent facts. The author introduces the idea that there might be kinds of relatedness, and this will certainly need very thorough investigation by anyone whose work is so closely concerned with relationships as is the psychoanalyst’s.