In some relationships one or both partners are basically bullies. They are used to getting their own way by intimidation, manipulation, threats, and coercion or constant criticism. They demand, they order people around, they huff and puff, they make fun of, they sometimes communicate aggressively often with a loud voice or wild gestures. You may feel scolded. You may feel like a child in their presence. They seem to have no thought or concern for your feelings.