Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.
What we’ve done is kept Damon very true to who he is and we’ve always shown that he will put Elena first and foremost. But what’s interesting about this Whitmore story line and the Augustine story line is it’s one of his first story lines that Elena hasn’t been a part of. So we realize that Damon is still Damon outside of Elena, and how is that going to impact their relationship?