7 Reasons Why Your Boyfriend Might Use a Text to Break up with You

3. Because they’re worried they’ll blurt out something mean if they meet.

“I’m worried I might say something that I don’t really mean if we break up in person, so I prefer texting because it lets me choose my words carefully.” Some men want to break up because they’re stressed out by their girlfriends, and are worried that they’ll accidentally lash out at them if they try to break up in person. They use texting as a way of preventing themselves from saying something that they can’t take back.