One of the most challenging moments in a marriage is when you wake up to the fact that the person you were in love with, the first you had a child with, is actually toxic. Once you realize this and really know it, you’ll have very little recourse. Especially if you’ve had a child with them. How do you protect your child? How do you protect yourself from a toxic partner? What do you do to change the dynamic of the relationship? Fortunately, there are five clear steps you can take when you find yourself in this position.