A new survey found one in five people have ended a relationship via text . . . either by dumping someone, or being dumped.  And 13% of us prefer it that way.  We'd rather get a text than be dumped in person, or over the phone.

One in eight people have also been ghosted, where the person just vanished with no explanation.

But when we do take the grown-up route and break it off, there are some go-to phrases we all lean on.  Here are the ten most common break-up lines people use . . .

"We need to talk."

"It's not you, it's me."

"We want different things."

"I'm not the right person for you."

"I've been thinking . . ."

"I need space."

"I'm not ready for a serious relationship."

"I just need some time for me."

"There's someone else."

"I don't know how to tell you this, but . . ."

Any of these sound familiar ?

The Sun