Here's an example of how Scientology's 'disconnection' is designed to eat away at you - 2018-11-07
We've written several times about Carol Nyburg. Many ex-Scientologists remember her as the friendly accommodations registrar at the Flag Land Base — it was Carol's job to get you placed in the right rooms when you came for an extended stay at Scientology's spiritual mecca.
Like so many others, however, she was subjected to abuse as a Sea Org member and became disillusioned with leader David Miscavige. After 26 years in the Sea Org, Carol left, and was then declared a "suppressive person" — an enemy of the church.
One of the most difficult things about being declared for Carol was that her two children reacted to it in starkly different ways. Her son, Jeff, had also left the Sea Org and Scientology, but when his father asked him to cut off contact with Carol or risk being declared himself, he refused and stayed in touch with her.