In the early years of analytical therapy it was thought that transference could be resolved by making the tie conscious and appealing to reason and good sense. Then it was realized that that simple solution did not hold and that educational methods were needed so that the analyst could help in constructing a bridge to reality which the patient needed. The idea of resolving the transference must be considered along with that of separating from childhood, often interpreted to mean that this period in life can be done away with, much as it is thought about the transference. This chapter considers a number of ways in which analysis may not end so much as stop. In contrast to stopping analysis, ending it is a separation to which both analyst and patient agree as to its desirability. The ending period begins when the thought of ending is not one needing analysis but is serious and not related to resistance phenomena.