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According to the Minchas Chinuch (or perhaps it is the Sefer Hachinuch), the mitzva of פרו ורבו only applies at the age of 18, as in the mishna in Avos 5:22. The Gemara in Kidushin 30a is somewhat critical of someone that waits beyond the age of 22 or 24; however, the exact age depends on the emotional maturity of the child, as per חנוך לנער על פי דרכו, ...


Just to clarify: one is causing a rift by going to the husband and saying your wife is wonderful!, while simultaneously going to the wife and saying your husband is awful!. The result is that he really wants her, while she really doesn't want him. That's a recipe for disaster.


There are two parts in this sentence. May be that the combination of the two is the problem. "והולך אל האשה ומגנה את בעלה בעיניה". if he make the beautifying more reciprocal: "והולך אל האשה ומייפה את בעלה בעיניה ", so all will be good. But our man is siding with the women and reinforce it to hate her husband, demonstrate a lack of empathy for the husband ...

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