Yes, your emotions are real, but it’s important to be mindful of their interpretation.
This is because whatever you do or don’t achieve, it doesn’t change the underlying assumptions.
Those assumptions of unworthiness need to be cleared out on a deep subconscious level in order for your self-image to be healed.
Life showed up in a certain way, and the only logical thing for you to conclude at the time was that you must not deserve the love you craved…why else would it be denied to you?
Regardless, once the belief is formed, it becomes a subconscious pattern.
When you set out to heal your sense of unworthiness, you will still feel unworthy, and hence will be tempted to give up and give in.