A power struggle? Where did this come from? This is about the last thing you need right now. Some people take themselves so seriously. You don't have the energy to compete with people's egos, not right now. So early in the week you may find yourself giving in to someone, simply because you don't feel like the battle is worth fighting. (And by the way, you're right.) Share your frustrations with your friends. They'll completely understand. And they'll help you deal with it. Their humor is perfect for forgetting obnoxious people, and their loyalty to you is absolute.