River Song refuses to travel with the Doctor.
River Song refuses to be his permanent companion.
River Song says no when he asks her to go to Demon’s Run.
River Song keeps secrets not only because spoilers but because she doesn’t owe him anything.
River Song becomes a Doctor and a professor.
River Song breaks out of jail literally all the fucking time to go on adventures.
River Song has friends that have nothing to do with the Doctor.
River Song has interests that have nothing to do with the Doctor.
“River Song’s life revolved around the Doctor.” No.
Not only did her life not revolve around the Doctor but she was literally brainwashed into having her life revolve around him, and then managed to break free from that. It would be totally understandable if her live did revolve around him and yet it doesn’t. Wow. Strong, capable, badass woman who don’t take no shit.
Yes, his happiness and safety is important to her and yes, she would do anything to protect him; even some really stupid things but newsflash: that’s what fucking happens when you love somebody.