This is a basic question so I thought I'd post it here. Straight to the point. I don't understand the basics of binding spells, although I'm wondering now if I have actually done one and not realised it was a binding spell. From what I've managed to read it comes across that you bind somebody to yourself and then you have to deal with it at a later date. That's all I seem to be able to find out. If you've got someone who is causing you trouble why would you bind them to you. What is that something else you have to do later? Or have I just read rubbish stuff?
In my world, a binding spell is not to bind somebody to you, but to bind them! That is, to tie them up so that they cannot do any harm to you or anybody else.
If someone else is doing you harm, you need to stop them.
You can make a poppet (a doll) of them and literally bind it, tie the damn thing up with string and stop it inflicting anymore harm on you and yours.
Hope this helps?..