I think the meaning of what a “battle” is has changed significantly lately. It may have become more of a mind struggle, with our own minds or with the minds of others as well.
So during such struggles we can test how high or how low we can go. If we have the vein to see deep enough and to tolerate the discomfort of being less than we’d like.
And we can also see the same for our partner in the “battle”. Again, if we can open our minds just as much as to let uncomfortable information in, if we allow the other’s image in our eyes to be changed.
Sometimes we find out things that help us feel proud.
Sometimes though, we find out that we need to let go of that battle in order to win a greater war!