Carl Rogers developed a radical idea more than 50 years ago that we are as much, or more, emotional beings as acting ones. That, in fact, our emotions, known or unknown, precede and instruct our actions. Prior to that John Bowlby developed a twist to psychodynamic theory that focused on the importance on being able to develop a sense of secure attachment and interdependence with others.
Sue Johnson has combined these into EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY. This therapy and my general approach is based on the fact that an adult relationship is attachment based not a set of negotiated behaviors and thoughts.