You never know who might shock you, especially if they have acted consistently up to this point. However, their inconsistent actions could rely on quick or imaginative thinking from you. Whether or not you agree with what they say or do, make an effort to be open-minded about it. All of this could lead to a conversation or an exchange that may have been some time in the making.
Although someone might not necessarily be demanding, they could exert unwelcome or uncomfortable pressure. Your razor-sharp instincts are right to tell you that giving in for the sake of an easier life doesn't guarantee you'll have one. But the question to ask yourself appears to surround how much it's in their best interests for you to succumb or agree compared to your own.
Take a breather and free yourself from unnecessary burdens. You're aware of how challenging everyday life is, and of the demands, your work makes on your stamina. Be sure to get an equal measure of exercise and relaxation, as well as vitamin-rich foods. You need these elements to master your daily tasks.