Anonymous asked: It's more likely that he has a harder time talking to Caroline because he cares more, even if he is switched-off/in denial? It's harder for him to deal with her than it is Elena, who's opinion doesn't mean as much. They already showed us that in S5 when Stefan lied to Caroline about Enzo but told Elena the truth. That's Stefan's m.o., anyway. He always lies to the people he cares most about because it helps him hide the truth from himself, as well. It's fundamental to his character's psychology.
I think that’s an interesting point, anon.