A long-term investment.
I've spent a lifetime looking at long term implications.
Martha was unable to get by her natural compassion of the moment and look at a long term goal.
Non smoking at four weeks has been shown to be a good predictor of long-term abstinence.
It was facilitated by trained tutors who themselves have long-term health problems.
I asked, confirming my lack of faith in the couple's long term relationship.