It's an interesting academic exercise to determine what L. Ron Hubbard's official position on disconnection was; it seems to vary depending on when and where each statement was made; sometimes seemingly contradictory statements were made in the same document.
While there is disagreement among The Church of Scientology, its members, and its critics as to whether disconnection is policy or personal decision, the fact is: scientologists disconnect from those close to them who have issues with the Church of Scientology. It is not the intention of this website to analyze Hubbard's statements or the organization's policy, but to explore the thoughts and feelings of those who have experienced disconnection firsthand.
If you have experienced disconnection because of the Church of Scientology, whether you were the one who initiated the disconnection, or someone disconnected from you, please take the time to answer the interview questions, and to help others to understand what you have been through.
“The term ‘disconnection’ is defined as a self-determined
decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to
another. It is a severing of a communication line.
- L. Ron Hubbard in ”HCOB 10 Sept 83 “PTS-ness and Disconnection”
"To fail or refuse to disconnect from a suppressive person not only denies the PTS case gain,
it is also supportive of the suppressive — in itself a Suppressive act. And it must be so labelled."
- L. Ron Hubbard in "HCOB 10 Sept 83 “PTS-ness and Disconnection”