Originally Posted by ChristsLight
This is what gives away that you are just speaking from intellect, not from experience. The underlying emotion does indeed collapse along with the belief that gave root to it. It is actually quite amazing to behold when it occurs. The emotion is not the problem, as ChrisGinsburg points out, but it is a beautiful teaching aid, and disappears when it is no longer needed.
What you are calling emotions, I refer to as feelings or perhaps moods do NOT collapse. They wane, are increased or replaced with another feeling/mood which in turn arises from memory due to some new impetus from the sensory system.
Alternatively they are dealt with through A conscious awareness (of them) and the choice to focus more upon their nemesis - Intelligence.