Avoid climbing with a loved one if possible
On a 35m pitch on a remote route in torridon last week, I found myself about 20m away from the belay, my last bit of gear at about 10m and suddenly faced with an almost featureless run out, with the "obvious" crack which promised good gear from below actually offering nothing by panic and concern. Nothing would go in before I needed to commit to the last section.
Disco leg started, big time. My girlfriend and belayer noticed and offered some haunting words of encouragement:
"oh my god, I can't watch, you're miles above gear, oh god, I think you'll hit the deck if you fall from there"
I think my response was short and to the point, followed by me running out the last part of the route (which was, mercifully, much easier than it looked).
ahhhhh, you can't beat it