As Market Basket business negotiations go on behind closed doors, the drama of the ordeal is playing out on a very public stage.

After what seemed like much silence, there came a frenzy of press releases issued over the weekend, with both sides pointing fingers at the other as to why a deal has yet to be reached.

“I don’t think that what you’re seeing is necessarily indicative of a family business, it’s indicative of a dysfunctional family business,” said Ted Clark with the Northeastern University Center for Family business.