I love eggcorns--some of them are better than the original turn of phrase.
Today, one hit my desk, in first proof, no less!
"Most weddings come with a healthy dollop of tense exchanges and awkward moments.... Diffusing these conflicts with grace is a must."
OK, setting aside the question of whether tense exchange are ever healthy, look at "diffuse."
Here's why I love eggcorns--good ones make perfect sense!
But of course, the idiomatic term is "defusing these conflicts"--and perhaps it's still the better term, bcs if you defuse them, you can stop them from blowing up in the first place. Diffusing them simply lessens the stinkiness.