If you love somebody set them free.
How many times have you heard its interpretation–
If you love someone, set her free. If she comes back, she’s yours.
If she doesn’t, she never was.
I’ve heard it hundred times and each time I’ve heard this,
I felt something’s wrong in there… and finally I know what!
Do you really think that if you love someone and that someone,
for some reason, feels detached or slipping out of the relationship,
you should just set them free and let them be and actually slip out?
No. I don’t think so.
I think one should make an effort, never let them go, hold them,
trust them, love them, and cherish them. You can’t just ‘let it be’
if you see the love fading out, provided you really are in love.
The 'love' I mentioned here is not only about love towards
your girlfriend/boyfriend, but about pure love in any relationship.
Love towards your partner, love towards your kids...
Here I would like to express my version of the meaning for this quote.
"If you love someone, let them free."
It just means give that person his/her own personal space.
Let him/her the freedom we all want and don’t allow the relationship
to reach a stage that it becomes a liability.
The quote is something based on trust.
A relationship can only bloom when there is mutual trust and respect
for each others individuality.
In this context, free does not mean, free to “date other people”
or anything like that. It means free to explore life as the individual
they are before they became a part of a couple.
But in our society, once enter into a relationship, most of us
are in a cage, obeying or adjusting with somebody else's interests.
When a bride begin to start these kinda adjustments, our society will
give her a good certificate. We are not concerned if she is satisfied
in life. And most of the gentlemen are acting like enjoying their life
without actual freedom.
Mutual trust and respect is inevitable for a good relationship.
And the "freedom" comes from that trust.
So "If you love somebody set them free".