Duolingo, wanna know who I'm in love with? Read the first word again!
"Never give up trying to do the things you love to do. Where there is perseverance there is hope and in hope HAPPINESS!" After I lost my 291-day streak I felt like giving up! But not anymore! I'm making Duolingo a lifetime commitment!
I'm one of those people! I once had a streak of nearly 200 days, and at that point, I had already mastered the language I was learning (I took a reallllly long break from Duolingo, haha); but I still felt the need to come back everyday just to keep up the streak. It put a lot of stress on me because I was really anxious about the streak. Then I realized the streak didn't matter and if I had already mastered the material, then I'd mastered the material. So I let it die on purpose, and felt a lot better.
After I lost my 291-day streak I felt like giving up!
Losing a streak is mostly a psychological thing. It's a bummer but no more than that... you don't loose any progress you've made in your course and ultimately that's what you're here for.