The boss told the newspaper that "nobody's been taking care of this kid for a really long time". Her relationship with her father was apparently good, but there were problems between Manning and her stepmother.
In March 2006, Manning reportedly threatened her stepmother with a knife during an argument about Manning's failure to get another job; the stepmother called the police, and Manning was asked to leave the house.
Manning got a job as a developer with a software company, Zoto, and was apparently happy for a time, but was let go after four months.
Her boss told The Washington Post that on a few occasions Manning had "just locked up" and would simply sit and stare, and in the end, communication became too difficult.
Susan's instability continued, and in 1998 she attempted suicide; Manning's sister drove their mother to the hospital, with the 11-year-old Manning sitting in the back of the car trying to make sure their mother was still breathing.
Manning's father remarried in 2000, the same year as his divorce.
Manning had come out to two friends in Oklahoma as gay, but was not open about it at school in Wales.
Manning drove to Tulsa in a pickup truck her father had given her, at first slept in it, then moved in with a friend from school. Manning moved on to Chicago before running out of money and again having nowhere to stay.
Her mother arranged for Brian's sister, Debra, a lawyer in Potomac, Maryland, to take Manning in.
Manning's older sister, Casey Manning, was born in 1976.
The couple returned to the United States in 1979, settling first in California.
She was held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico in Virginia, from July 2010 to April 2011, under Prevention of Injury status—which entailed de facto solitary confinement and other restrictions that caused domestic and international concern On June 26, 2018, Manning finished second among eight Democrats seeking their party's U. Brian had joined the United States Navy in 1974, at the age of 19, and served for five years as an intelligence analyst.