[Portugal D7] Can I spend 6 months per year in Portugal?

I am guessing they wouldn’t be ok with you spending 6 consecutive months in PT and the rest abroad with your aged parents just because you want to spend quality time with them? Especially if you want to do that for 5 years

I know the rules are 8 months in first 24 months, then 8 months in next 36 months. So on average they want you in the country for about 9 months a year. I know you can get waivers but they want you to provide documents that prove you actually needed to be abroad. If they are not satisfied, they might refuse to extend your residency. How strict they are is unknown to me. Lawyers said this depends on the person who’s reviewing your case. I tried to learn more details but couldn’t.

By 6 months, I mean 183+ days

Hi - I hope you get an answer on this as I am recently in the same predicament and do not know what to do?