It is obvious that the nal satisfaction alleviates sadness, but what remains of anguish at the end, since anguish is essentially an affect related to the real? Analytic discourse involves a paradox in this context: analysis too announces, promises, and produces a form of subjective destitution, either via the object or via the fundamental symptom related to the real unconscious (RUNC) – in this sense, moreover, psychoanalysis is far from being a gospel – and yet it also claims to alleviate anguish and to allow for a shift from wild destitution to enlightened destitution, which is more than bearable and indeed satisfying.