The main aim of this chapter is to develop the concept of an intrapsychic non surviving object as illustrated through an analysis with a male patient who became violent in the second year of treatment. I argue that the roots of terror are founded in the early parent–infant relationship, in which the m/Other has not survived the infant’s raw communications of need. In the Discussion, I refer to the maternal erotic transference and raise specific questions about Winnicott’s development of Freud’s concept of the Oedipus complex.